A Bible-thumping security guard who is charged with shooting dead his four kids and his mother-in-law after his wife filed for divorce posted self-righteous Facebook rants about ‘being attacked by the devil,’ ‘learning from the worst mistakes’ and ‘being a good person to the wrong people’ before Sunday’s massacre.
Germarcus David, 29, turned himself in to Los Angeles authorities on Monday after the bodies were found at the Lancaster house that David jointly owned with his wife, Tyanna Brown.
Ericka England, a Los Angeles correctional officer in her 50s, and four children under the age of 12 were found dead by their mother, who reportedly screamed ‘My babies are gone! They’re all dead!’ upon arriving at the scene, a neighbor said.
David remains jailed on $2 million bail and is expected to make an initial court appearance on Tuesday.
Court records from the website UniCourt show that Brown filed for divorce from David in 2020, but the process had since been dismissed.
David´s Facebook page includes a photograph of a crucifix and posts from late October and earlier this month offering spiritual and moral views.
One of his posts reads: ‘The devil wouldn’t be attacking you so hard if there wasn’t something valuable inside of you. Thieves don’t break into empty houses.’
‘The devil wouldn’t be attacking you so hard if there wasn’t something valuable inside of you. Thieves don’t break into empty houses,’ posted Germarcus David, 29, who turned himself to Los Angeles authorities after the bodies were found at the house that David jointly owned with a woman, Tyanna Brown
The security guard appears to be a die-hard religious fanatic, often offering motivational advice about God and the Bible to his Facebook friends and getting hundreds of likes
David remains jailed on $2 million bail and is expected to make an initial court appearance on Tuesday
What appeared to be David´s Facebook page includes a photograph of a crucifix and posts from late October and earlier this month offering spiritual and moral views
David wrote on Facebook that ‘life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes’
A body is seen being removed from a house in Lancaster, California, where four children and their grandmother were murdered allegedly by the father of the children
His last post, on November 16, spoke about feeling unloved.
‘God’s never been interested in you being “enough”. Moses didn’t think he was good enough. People didn’t think David was strong enough. Maybe today you’re in the “not enough” mindset. Just know that God loves you when you feel unloved for. God loves to show up in the not enough moments to teach us that he is more than enough. Look to God and stay as strong as you can,’ he wrote.
David also self-branded as a ‘good steward’ and wrote about not wanting to be remembered by ‘his money, fame, or fortune’ but by his ‘good actions,’ and wanting to be seen by his now deceased children as a ‘conscious warrior.’
‘My words, deeds, the love I spread unconditionally, and my pursuit of being a good human above, and beyond, everything will echo in this world long after I leave it through the deeds of those who were affected by me,’ he wrote.
He added: ‘THAT is what I want my legacy to be. THAT is what I want my children to grow up seeing. THAT is what inspires me to do what I do; to fight for what I want; to speak up the way I do; to love through all the pain I’ve experienced in my life.’
David hinted on Facebook about his ‘dark’ past and referenced healing and growing from recurring pain and challenges in his life.
‘I’m telling you this because I wish someone had told me this. When things keep repeating in your life that are causing you pain is because there’s a lesson to be learned that you are not yet learning. Remember things happen for you not to you and the pain will leave you once it’s done teaching you,’ he wrote over the summer.
Ericka England, a Los Angeles correctional officer in her 50s, and her four grandchildren under the age of 12 were reportedly killed by their father
Heartbroken coworkers of England, David’s mother-in-law, posted heartfelt tributes to the correctional officer who was reportedly preparing for retirement on Facebook.
‘Wow! I Will definitely miss you. You were transparent, sweet, funny and always full of life! I thank God for the opportunity to have worked alongside you as a correctional officer, u are a beautiful soul!’ Norvella Jackson, who claimed to be England’s coworker, wrote.
Meanwhile, John Miller posted: ‘Been keeping this in all day. HEARTBROKEN is the only thing that comes to mind. See you and your 4 Grandbabies in heaven. Rest now, we got your back.’
Craig Tucker, who said to have worked with England at the state prison, also mourned her death.
‘Out of all the friends I made while working at the state prison you Ericka England were one of the most memorable funny accepting and positive. I will miss you, may the Lord accept you and the children you loved in his house with loving arms. I will never forget the joy you brought to all of us,’ he wrote.
David is a licensed security guard whose firearm permit was canceled, according to a state database analyzed by The Los Angeles Times. The California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services were unable to explain the cancellation.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles, at around 10.30pm, after the mother of the children found them inside the house.
When the deputies arrived at the scene, they found an adult woman and four children suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper torso.
All of the children – three boys and a girl, according to CBS Los Angeles – were pronounced dead at the scene.
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Source: Daily Mail