By Benedict Carey
November 8, 2017
If what people do is any reflection of who they are, then Devin P. Kelley,
who slaughtered 26 churchgoers on Sunday in Texas, surely was a madman.
Before the atrocity, he had attempted to sneak weapons onto an Air Force
base after making death threats to his superiors, according to a local
police report. In 2012, he had escaped from a mental hospital in New Mexico
to which he had been sent after assaulting his wife and fracturing his