By Talia Kaplan, Aug 15, 2019
| Fox News – The gunman who carried out a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, this month had cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time, a according to a coroner’s report.
Montgomery Co. coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said cocaine, antidepressants and alcohol were in Connor Betts’ system when he opened fire with an AR-15 style gun on Aug. 4, killing nine people before police shot and killed him.
Harshbarger added that investigators also found a pipe and a bag of cocaine on the 24-year-old Betts.
Dayton gunman spent half-hour inside bar before returning for the rampage, police say.
Harshbarger said police shot Betts about 24 times in all, mostly striking his upper torso and lower extremities.
Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said the officers’ goal at the time was to “immediately stop the killing.”
On Tuesday, Biehl said Betts shot 26 people in the span of 32 seconds before responding officers fatally shot him.
Surveillance footage released this week, which was pieced together from several local businesses, showed Betts spending nearly two hours in the area before his spree began.
Betts was first caught on camera in the area at 11:04 p.m. when he parked his car and walked to a bar, Blind Bob’s, with his sister Megan and another companion.
Police said the footage “strongly suggests that his [the siblings’] companion,” who was wounded in the rampage, “had no idea what he [Betts] was gonna do … ” Read more.
EXCLUSIVE: Dayton Shooter Was in a “Pornogrind” Band That Released Songs About Raping and Killing Women
Menstrual Munchies released albums like “6 Ways of Female Butchery” with cover art showing the rape and mutilation of female bodies.
By Daniel Newhauser, Aug 5 2019
vice.com – Before he killed nine people in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, early Sunday, Connor Betts was deeply involved in the misogynistic, male-dominated “goregrind” or “pornogrind” extreme metal music scene. It has a regional following in the Midwest and is known for sexually violent, death-obsessed lyrics and dehumanizing imagery depicting women.
Over the past year, the 24-year-old shooter occasionally performed live vocals in the band Menstrual Munchies, which released albums titled “6 Ways of Female Butchery” and “Preeteen Daughter Pu$$y Slaughter,” with cover art showing the rape and massacre of female bodies. He also performed with a group called Putrid Liquid.
Now one of Betts’ bandmates, Jesse Creekbaum, 25, is taking the recordings down. He says he’s removing them out of fear the vulgar music he produced will make a cult hero out of the murderer, who was killed by police at the scene. He’s also received death threats online because of his association with Betts.
Creekbaum, who has been writing and recording music under the name Menstrual Munchies for more than five years, says he did it mostly as a joke and now is sickened that Betts apparently took it all serious.
“I feel shitty having let him be in the band, doing those lyrics,” Creekbaum said. “Because I know, like, whereas I saw it as a joke — like, ‘Let’s play this and we’ll shock some people,’ and then the people that we know laugh — he didn’t see it as a joke. He was like, ‘F–k, yeah. We’re gonna do this.’”
“It’s like, J—- C—–, how much of this was like real life for him?” he said. Read more.
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