Neo-Nazi Militia Leader Kills 4 in Phoenix
JT Ready believed to have killed 3 adults, toddler before suicide
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2012 11:44 PM CDT
JT Ready led armed patrols in the Arizona desert with the US Border Group.   (AP Photo/J.T. Ready)

(Newser) – The white supremacist founder of an Arizona border militia is believed to shot and killed three adults and a toddler before committing suicide. The body of JT Ready, head of the US Border Guard group, was found at a home in suburban Phoenix along with those of his girlfriend, her 22-year daughter, the daughter's boyfriend, and the younger couple's 18-month-old daughter, the Arizona Republic reports. Police believe the shooting was related to domestic violence, although the investigation has been delayed while federal agents check the home for munitions and test an unknown liquid found in drums in the home's backyard.

Ready, who was kicked out of the Marines after being court-martialed twice, led a group that patrolled the Arizona desert for drug traffickers and illegal immigrants. Earlier this year, he formed an exploratory committee to run for sheriff of Pinal County. Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce, sponsor of the state's controversial anti-illegal immigrant law, once hailed Ready as a "true patriot" and helped baptize him in the Mormon church, but the senator cut his ties to the militia leader after the media exposed his neo-Nazi associations, Salon finds.

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May 3, 2012 10:49 PM CDT
Where are the toothless, neolithic NRA dipshits/Jethros declaring "If just one member of the family was carrying, this would have been neutralized!" Yes, we should all bring firearms to family gatherings. I have a better idea. Move all the gun nuts to the south; allow them to secede, and we'll provide all the free guns they need to kill themselves.
May 3, 2012 3:36 PM CDT
Isn't Amerika great that we have Fucking Racist Maniacs like this gaining public praise and a free pass to hunt Mexicans with automatic weapons. This murderer animal should have been dealt with years ago. But the NRA would eat their own shit if they had to to "defend" his right to be a killer of women and children with guns.
May 3, 2012 1:49 PM CDT
Yet another fat, whitetrash redneck who did what fat, whitetrash rednecks do. Victimizing someone because they've been assured "we can get away w/ it" in this case. I'm sorry a chick and a child had to die. I bet he had a 4 mile per gallon BillyBob truck w/ illegal exhaust/tint but the local yocal fellow redneck cops "looked the other way" because they "can get away w/ it".