The young military veteran who shot and killed himself in a Muncie movie theater late Monday has been identified as Jacob W. Sexton, 21, of Farmland.
Sexton was on leave from serving in the Afghanistan war, but was set to return, according to the coroner’s office.
Sexton was in the movie theater with three companions, two of them his brothers, watching “Zombieland.” […]
Sexton had argued with theater employees after being asked to produce an ID to view the R-rated movie, saying he had killed 18 people in the service of his country, witnesses told police. [via thestarpress]
An Iraq War veteran accused of firing on Randolph County sheriff’s deputies is expected to make his first appearance in court at 2 p.m. today.
Ward was arrested Friday night after police responded to a 911 call at his sister’s house. [also via thestarpress]]]>
Along with repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the Obama administration needs to address the stigma that plagues the military surrounding PTSD and other combat-related mental illnesses so our veterans get the help they might need and definitely deserve.