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Abbey Gunman’s Divorce Investigated

CONCEPTION, Mo. — The man who killed two monks and wounded two others at a Roman Catholic abbey was unhappy about how the church treated him after he divorced his wife, The Associated Press learned Wednesday.

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Acquaintances say Jeffress once was devout Catholic, ‘had a bad temper’

Chuck and Sue McDougan always had a hard time getting Lloyd Jeffress out of their minds. Now that they’ve learned Mr. Jeffress shot four monks, killing two of them Monday at Conception Abbey, the couple will never forget him.

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Gunman opens fire in abbey

The quiet of a landmark abbey in rural northwestern Missouri was shattered Monday morning when a 71-year-old man walked into the monastery and shot four monks with an assault rifle, killing two of them, before taking his own life.

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