San Jose mass killer Samuel Cassidy was an accused rapist who had fantasized about killing colleagues for greater than a decade, based on new experiences.
Cassidy informed then-wife Cecilia Nelms about his plans to kill colleagues at Valley Transportation Authority throughout their 10-year marriage which resulted in 2005, she informed The Associated Press.
“I never believed him, and it never happened. Until now,” his ex stated tearfully Wednesday, quickly after her ex slaughtered nine colleagues at San Jose’s VTA Light Rail Facility.
“He could dwell on things,” she informed the wire service of the ex she had not heard from in at the least 13 years.
Nelms additionally informed The Mercury News that her ex “had two sides.”
“When he was in a good mood, he was a great guy. When he was mad, he was mad,” she stated.
She told the San Francisco Chronicle that her ex “didn’t have friends that I could say (were) friends, friends,” and would vent about coworkers getting plum assignments.
“I would listen but hardly ever ask any questions because I didn’t know these people,” she stated.
Still, she stated that whereas he “could be mad and probably mean” she “never thought he would do this.”
After his divorce, Cassidy was accused of raping a girlfriend he met in 2008 on Match.com — with the girl blaming his “mood swings” which she additionally believed had been linked to him being bipolar, her lawyer told The Daily Beast.
“She felt that he was bipolar, that his moods ran hot and cold,” the ex’s lawyer, Robert Gary Cummings, informed the outlet.
They dated for about a yr, however the relationship turned ugly after Cassidy proposed two months in, and the ex — who was not recognized — stated it was “all too soon,” Cummings stated.
“And that then became a big issue for him in their relationship. And he started to gaslight her, if you will,” Cummings informed The Daily Beast.
The pair traded home violence restraining orders, and the ex accused Cassidy of repeatedly raping her in addition to making an attempt to power her into anal intercourse, the report stated.
“Several times during the relationship, he became intoxicated, enraged, and forced himself on me sexually,” the ex-girlfriend, who was 45 years previous on the time, stated in 2009 court docket paperwork obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle.
She stated Cassidy — who was 6-foot-1 and 200 kilos — would maintain her arms to her aspect and power his weight on her in the course of the assaults.
“He also played several mind games, which he seems to enjoy,” the filings said, with emails making clear that his ex’s associates didn’t like him.
“All my girlfriends think you treat me like s–t,” she wrote in a single electronic mail within the submitting, the Chronicle stated.
The relationship ended on Valentine’s Day in 2009 when she refused to have anal intercourse — and he’d moved one other lady into his home with out telling his ex what the connection was, based on the experiences.
Despite the brutality of her claims, the ex continues to be shocked to listen to that he would grow to be America’s newest mass shooter, her lawyer stated.
“Even with the allegations that she put in [the court filings]… she was shocked by it,” Cummings informed The Daily Beast.
Cassidy’s 88-year-old dad, James Edward Cassidy, insisted that his son “seemed completely himself” within the days earlier than the incident.
“He didn’t talk about his job or politics. I just found out he was dead and his house on fire and all that a minute ago,” he informed The Daily Beast Wednesday.
Cassidy had labored for Valley Transportation Authority since at the least 2012, first as a mechanic from 2012 to 2014, then as somebody who maintained substations, information present.
He obtained $160,000 in whole pay and advantages, according to public records from 2019.
He killed Paul Delacruz Megia, 42; Taptejdeep Singh, 36; Adrian Balleza, 29; Jose Dejesus Hernandez, 35; Timothy Michael Romo, 49; Michael Joseph Rudometkin, 40; Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63, and Lars Kepler Lane, 63. A ninth sufferer, Alex Ward Fritch, 49, died later in hospital.
With Post wires