In checking to make sure Zamora actually was a Hispanic name, I came across the case of Diane Zamora, the Texas Cadet Murderess. Diane Zamora was a midshipman cadet at the US Naval Academy and a member of the National Honor Society. Except for bashing Adrianne Jones's head in over a "love triangle," she was totallyÂ assimilated, too.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
A shooting spree in Skagit County has left six people dead and two injured by a man authorities describe as a well-known criminal with mental problems. State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary said 28-year-old Isaac Zamora of Alger, known to have a mental illness, was arrested after turning himself in at the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
By Jennifer Sullivan, Warren Cornwall and Jim Brunner
Seattle Times ALGER, Skagit County â€” A man shot and killed a sheriff's deputy and five other people, and wounded two more, during a shooting rampage near his rural home and a high-speed chase along Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon.
The suspect, 28-year-old Isaac Zamora of Alger, has a criminal record and a history of mental problems and had been living in the woods. He ended the violent rampage and ensuing high-speed chase when he turned himself in Tuesday afternoon at the Skagit County Sheriff's Office.
Anne Jackson, a 40-year-old Skagit County sheriff's deputy, was the only slain victim identified by authorities Tuesday night.
Dennise Zamora, the suspect's mother, said her son was "extremely mentally ill" and had been living in the woods on and off for years. He was released last month from jail after a drug offense and was under Department of Corrections supervision, according to a department spokesman.
Dennise Zamora said Jackson was aware of her son's illness and told the Zamora family to call her anytime for help.
After watching Isaac walk in and out of neighbors' homes, Dennise Zamora called deputies on Tuesday. She said her son wasn't aware of his mental illnesses.
Dennise Zamora said she wished she could switch places with the people slain Tuesday.
"When I say I wish it was me and not them, I mean it from the bottom of my heart," she said, sobbing.[More]