RUSSELL GOLDMAN, LEE FERRAN, PIERRE THOMAS and JASON RYAN
Friday, September 3, 2010
James Lee, the bomb-laden gunman who was killed by police in the lobby of the Discovery Channel, was once convicted and imprisoned for smuggling illegal immigrants into the country from Mexico.
The revelation that Lee had once smuggled illegals contrasts sharply with a hate-filled manifesto he left behind in which he describes illegal immigrants as “disgusting filth” and their children as “anchor baby filth.”
As his smuggling history came to light, new details emerged about Lee’s deadly confrontation with police on Wednesday.
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“I’m ready to die,” Lee told police negotiators, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger told ABC News.
“My sense from listening to him was that he had no intention of leaving alive,” Manger said.
Police also said today that the gun he used to menace his hostages and police was a starter’s pistol. In addition, authorities discovered and safely detonated more four explosive devices found inside Lee’s home.
This article was posted: Friday, September 3, 2010 at 3:36 am