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Darren Mack: You Decide-Here's the Video of the Last 10 Minutes Before Mack Shoots Judge Weller
Reno, NE--Background: In June 2006, Darren Mack, a wealthy Nevada father who was involved in a divorce, stabbed his estranged wife to death and then executed a well-planned murder attempt on a Nevada judge. Mack shot and wounded the judge but failed to kill him. At the time of Mack"s murder spree, I wrote: "I condemn without qualification the crimes allegedly committed by Darren Mack in Nevada last week. Mack was angered by his divorce and custody case. Some on the not insubstantial lunatic fringe of the fathers' rights movement see Mack as some sort of freedom fighter. Most of the commentary by other fathers' rights advocates seem to be of the ‘he couldn't take it anymore and snapped" variety. I don't buy it." My position on Mack has inspired a lot of hostility from some posters on other men's and fathers' rights blogs. In February Mack got what he deserved--a life sentence. To learn more, see my blog post Justice Is Served: Darren Mack Gets Life Sentence. All of my previous posts about the Mack case can be seen here. Below I have the video of the last 10 minutes before Darren Mack (pictured right) shoots Judge Weller (pictured above). This is from the court hearing on May 24 2006. It was the last legal proceeding or interaction of any kind between Mack and Weller before Darren Mack killed Charla and shot Weller with a sniper rifle from over 100 yards away on June 12, 2006. At the time of this hearing, the Macks shared 50-50 joint physical custody of their now 10-year-old daughter Erika. The Macks were still working out remaining issues in their divorce, and a subsequent hearing was scheduled for September 2006. Readers can watch the interaction between the Macks, their attorneys, and Judge Weller and decide for themselves. Did Weller mistreat Darren Mack? Is the "tyrant in black robes" who pushed Mack over the edge? To watch the video, click here or see below. [youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=65sgL8bZAqA]