Bitterness Led to Reno Walmart Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A prosecutor told jurors that a former employee accused of wounding three supervisors with gunfire inside a Reno Walmart store was a bitter man who wanted to go out in what he called a "blaze of glory."

Deputy Washoe County District Attorney Elliott Sattler described defendant John Gillane as a man upset about his finances and angry
that previous wives left him.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports opening statements came Monday in Gillane's trial in the Oct. 29, 2010, shooting.

Gillane's attorney says his client was tired of being mistreated but never meant to kill his supervisors. Gillane eventually surrendered after hours of police negotiations.

Gillane pleaded not guilty in January to charges including attempted murder, assault and battery with a deadly weapon causing substantial harm.

KOLO's Terri Russell will have more on this story tonight at 5pm, 6:30 and 11pm.


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