Two Conspiracy Theorists Arrested for Berating Victims of Texas Church Massacre

Two conspiracy theorists were charged on Monday after being accused of harassing victims of a church massacre in Texas.

The San Antonio Express first reported that the Wilson County sheriff’s deputies took 54-year-old Robert Ussery and 56-year-old Jodi Mann into custody after they showed up at the scene of the First Baptist Church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Pastor Frank Pomero, whose 14-year-old daughter was killed in the shooting, said that the pair yelled at him as he drove up to the church.

The two conspiracy theorists believe that the government conspired with members of the church to fake the Nov. 5 shooting that killed 26 people.

Ussery “continually yelled and screamed and hollered and told me he was gonna hang me from a tree, and pee on me while I’m hanging,” Pomero recalled.

“He said, ‘Your daughter never even existed. Show me her birth certificate. Show me anything to say she was here,’” the pastor explained. “I just told him there was enough evidence already visible, so if he chooses not to see that, how would I know he would believe anything else?”

Read the entire report at The San Antonio Express.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.