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Trooper Shooting Suspect Says God Made Him Do It

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DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - Court papers show the man charged in the shooting death of a Virginia state trooper told investigators God made him do it.

According to media reports, Russell E. Brown also said one of the agents interviewing him would be the next to die.

Those details were included in an affidavit used to search Brown's Chesterfield County apartment last week. Police wrote in the affidavit that Brown had called his grandmother several times in the weeks leading up to the killing to talk about the Bible, which was uncharacteristic of him.

The 28-year-old Brown is charged with capital murder in last Thursday's shooting death of Master Trooper Junius A. Walker in Dinwiddie County. He also faces two firearms counts and an attempted capital murder charge for allegedly shooting at another trooper.

An estimated crowd of 3,000 attended memorial services for Master Trooper Junius A. Walker at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg. Among the attendees was Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, as well as law enforcement representatives from as far away as California.

 

 

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