The gunman who opened fire on a practice of the Republican congressional baseball team on Wednesday was once a foster parent to two teenage girls, with one committed suicide in 1996, the Gateway Pundit reports.
In the summer of 1996, the gunman James Hodgkinson and his wife brought 17-year-old Wanda Ashley Stock into their home and enrolled her at Belleville East High School.
The girl floated from one foster family to another after her actual parents terminated their parental rights in 1989. She ended up with the Hodgkinsons in 1996.
The girl has only been living a few months with her new foster parents when the teen poured gasoline on herself and burned to death.
Wanda was pronounced dead at the spot on October 23, 1996.
After a few years, the couple fostered another teenage girl, but would eventually lose custody of her after accusations surfaced that Hodgkinson was abusing her.