It appears that Charles Carl Roberts’ motive was more about the loss of his daughter than about the alleged molestation of relatives 20 years ago…
Charles Carl Roberts IV, after barricading the doors and dismissing all but the 10 Amish girls, pointed his gun at the children.
“I’m going to make you pay for my daughter,’’ state police said Roberts told them.
Police believe Roberts intended to sexually assault the girls, based on lubricating jelly they found in his belongings that morning, but never got the chance.
If you’ll remember Roberts lost his first daughter, Elise, when she died shortly after being born. In my opinion it sounds like he wanted to torture them more than sexually assault them.
Roberts is buried next to his daughter.
And as mentioned yesterday the school-house where the shootings took place has been demolished.