Marilou Danley tells family she has “clear conscience,” in wake of Vegas shooting
LAS VEGAS, NV — The FBI spent Wednesday questioning Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the Las Vegas terror attack gunman Stephen Paddock. Danley returned to the United States from the Philippines late Tuesday.
In a statement read by her attorney, Danley described Paddock as a “kind, caring, and quiet man.”
Danley said she had no idea Paddock was planning violence.
“He never said anything to me, or took any action that I was aware of that, I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen,” said Matthew Lombard, Danley’s lawyer, reading from her statement. “A little more than two weeks ago, Steven told me he found a cheap ticket for me to the Philippines and that he wanted me to take a trip home to see my family. Like all Filipinos abroad, I was excited to go home and see family and friends. While there, he wired me money which he said was for me to buy a house for me and my family.”
Danley’s family believes her conscience is clear.
Danley, a person of interest in the case, is fully cooperating with the investigation.
Danley divorced her husband Geary Danley in 2015.
She was living with Paddock at his house in Reno, Nevada, where authorities amassed some powerful guns and ammunition.
Clark County sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters on Wednesday that Paddock spent decades acquiring weapons and meticulously planned Sunday’s deadly attack.
Still, many questions on Paddock’s motive are left unanswered.
“Anything that would indicate this individual’s trigger point and that would cause him to do such harm, we haven’t understood it yet.,” said Lombardo. “And I think it’s important for us to get to that. You have to be patient with us. Because this premeditation of this room, this is well thought out.
This is a makeshift memorial located a few feet from where the tragic mass shooting happened. Hundreds of sympathizers offer their prayers,
Hundreds of sympathizers offer their prayers, flowers and candles for the victims.
The Philippine consulate of Los Angeles are among the sympathizers to offer flowers.
Adelio Cruz, the LA consulate, is open to any assistance.
It could extend to Danley as she is not considered a suspect in this tragedy.