Earl Arnold Valentine, a 45-year-old Charlotte, N.C. man, confessed to killing his teenage son and shooting his ex-wife on Facebook Live. Valentine shortly shot and killed himself after releasing the video, while the ex-wife is still in serious condition.
As reported by the Charlotte Observer:
Earl Arnold Valentine, 45, died of a gunshot wound to his head late Wednesday in the Days Inn Motel on Plumbers Road, according to an autopsy Thursday morning, Richland County, S.C., Coroner Gary Watts said.
Valentine was suspected of shooting his 15-year-old son and his ex-wife at his ex-wife’s home in Norlina, a town of about 1,100 near the N.C.-Virginia line. Valentine’s ex-wife was hospitalized in serious condition, Watts said.
Valentine’s son called 911 on Tuesday to say his father had shot him, multiple media outlets reported, quoting Norlina police.
In the video, Valentine says that his ex-wife “deserved what she had coming” and that she had taken out warrants on him along with other statements. He also stated that he was “sick” although didn’t specify what that meant.
A Warning: the confession video is posted below and may be disturbing to some.
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