Dual Australian citizen Marilou Danley (left) dated Stephen Paddock (right) for four years
The girlfriend of a man responsible for the worst mass shooting in modern American history leads a quiet life in Los Angeles and has & # 39; peace & # 39; two years later found it.
Dual-Australian citizen Marilou Danley dated Stephen Paddock for four years before opening fire on October 1, 2017 at more than 20,000 country music fans from a hotel suite in Las Vegas.
Almost two years after the massacre – in which 58 people died and more than 800 were injured – Danley has uprooted her life and now lives in a quiet country estate with her only daughter.
Mrs. Danley regularly attends Sunday service at a local Catholic church and has maintained the tradition she once shared with Paddock by visiting her local Starbucks cafe.
Starbucks employees at the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, where the couple once were regulars, said Paddock often abused her for staff and other customers.
& # 39; He would look down at her and say: & # 39; I pay for your drink, just as I pay for you & # 39;, & # 39; the store's overseer reminded.
Mrs Danley was initially named as a stakeholder in the case, but was released a short time later.
She said The courier post she is & # 39; now at peace & # 39; after the traumatic test.
Mrs. Danley regularly attends Sunday service in a local Catholic church and has kept the tradition she once shared with Paddock alive by visiting her local Starbucks cafe
The FBI says Paddock only acted when he planned the attack on October 1, 2017 and performed at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip.
She repeated the mantra twice before slipping silently into an SUV driven by her daughter and returning to her $ A3.4 million home.
The luxury home in an exclusive neighborhood in Los Angeles is said to be owned by her daughter and son-in-law.
Mrs. Danley moved from the Gold Coast to Nevada after the death of her first husband and visited relatives in the Philippines when Paddock opened fire.
Mrs. Danley moved from the Gold Coast to Nevada after the death of her first husband and visited relatives in the Philippines when Paddock opened fire
He had reportedly bought a plane ticket and given her $ 150,000 as a gift in the weeks prior to the shooting.
She told the investigators earlier that she believed her relationship had been anything but its course when she left and claimed that Paddock had distanced herself from her.
His mental health had deteriorated quickly, she claimed. At the time of the shooting, he took prescribed Valium tablets because of his fear.
Mrs. Danley, a former casino employee in Reno, returned to the US after the shooting and told the authorities that Paddock had complained that he was sick and that doctors told him that he had a & # 39; chemical imbalance & # 39; and could not cure him.
Danley, who is a Catholic, told the investigators that Paddock often told her: & # 39; Your God does not love me. & # 39;
& # 39; I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, calm man, & # 39; she said earlier.
& # 39; I have not noticed in any way that he intended violence against anyone.
& # 39; He never said anything to me or took action that I knew I understood in some way as a warning that something so terrible would happen. & # 39;
The stock of weapons in the inside of Paddock & # 39; s 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas
After a thorough investigation, the FBI concluded that Paddock, a high-stakes gamble that spent most of its time in the Las Vegas main strip, had no known motive for killing.
The 64-year-old shot himself deadly when the police came closer and did not leave a suicide note with the reason why he did what he did.
& # 39; It wasn't MGM, Mandalay Bay or a specific casino or location, & # 39; said Aaron Rouse, the special agent responsible for the FBI's Las Vegas office.
& # 39; It was about doing the maximum amount of damage and giving him some form of shame. & # 39;
The finding was contained in a long-awaited report prepared by the FBI's behavioral analysis unit, a group of experts who had been investigating several factors that could have led to the rampage for months.
& # 39; This report is just as close to the why as we will ever get, & # 39; said Rouse.
Paddock wanted to die in shame, partly inspired by his father's reputation as a bank robber who was once on the FBI Most Wanted list, the report said. In many ways, he was comparable to other active shooters that the FBI has studied.
His & # 39; s decision to kill people while being entertained was consistent with his personality & # 39 ;, the report said.
The shooter was not directed or inspired by any group and was not looking for an agenda.
Mrs. Danley, a former casino employee in Reno, returned to the US after the shooting and told the authorities that Paddock had complained that he was sick and that doctors told him that he had a & # 39; chemical imbalance & # 39; and could not cure him
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