The 27-year-old man charged today with murder and aggravated battery in yesterday’s Illinois church shooting was suffering mentally and physically from Lyme disease, his attorney tells the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat. Terry Joe Sedlacek was ordered held without bail, though he’s still in the hospital recovering from self-inflicted knife wounds, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch adds.
Police haven’t discovered a link between Sedlacek and his victim, Rev. Fred Winters, who was delivering a sermon when Sedlacek shot him. Sedlacek cut himself with a knife as parishioners tackled him; the two who subdued him were both injured; one remains in the hospital.