Gunman Killed 5 Over Cold Eggs

Stanley Neace had become increasingly hostile, snapped
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2010 12:25 PM CDT

(Newser) – The gunman who killed five people and himself in a shooting rampage at a Kentucky trailer park was allegedly set off by the way his wife cooked eggs. Witnesses say that 47-year-old Stanley Neace stormed across lawns in his pajamas, firing repeatedly. "He chased his wife around that Jeep shooting at her," a neighbor, who ducked a shot, tells the AP. "I heard her screaming and running." Neace's wife and step-daughter were among the dead.

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Neighbors say that Neace had become increasingly hostile in recent months, to the point where the landlord had begun eviction proceedings. "He was unpredictable," said the landlord. "Little things would set him off." And the final straw indeed proved a minor one: "Over eggs?" said a relative of two victims. "I thought that was crazy. Really. I mean just because his eggs weren't hot?" (Read more shooting rampage stories.)

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