Marilou Danley arrived back in the U.S. last night and was taken via wheelchair out of the airport. The security and FBI agents whisked her through the concourse as video below shows. She had a ball cap on and was pulling it down over her face. All this while reports are surfacing of Stephen Paddock sending her overseas before the attack to “spare her life” (see below).

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NBC reports:

The Las Vegas gunman who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history bought his girlfriend a ticket to the Philippines and “sent her away” to spare her life, her distraught sisters said Wednesday.

Stephen Paddock bought Marilou Danley “a cheap ticket” to her home country two weeks before he opened fire on a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip.

Zero Hedge reports that Paddock had been prescribed medicine that can make people with a tendency for aggression even more aggressive:

As police continue to hunt for a credible motive to explain why 64-year-old millionaire, real-estate investor Stephen Paddock sprayed a crowd of country music fans with bullets – a suicide mission that police say was the result of meticulous planning – the Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Paddock was recently prescribed anti-anxiety medication that studies have shown can lead to violent, impulsive behavior.

According to records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained by the paper on Tuesday, Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets on June 21 by Henderson, Nevada physician Dr. Steven Winkler. Diazepam – better known by its brand name, Valium – is a sedative and muscle relaxer in the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which studies have shown can cause aggressive behavior in some patients. Chronic use has also been linked to psychotic episodes.

Paddock purchased the drug without insurance at a Walgreens store in Reno on the same day it was prescribed. He was supposed to take one pill a day. “If somebody has an underlying aggression problem and you sedate them with that drug, they can become aggressive,” said Dr. Mel Pohl, chief medical officer of the Las Vegas Recovery Center. “It can disinhibit an underlying emotional state. … It is much like what happens when you give alcohol to some people … they become aggressive instead of going to sleep.”

The effects of the drug are amplified by alcohol, Pohl said.

That said, Valium is a widely and commonly prescribed medication in the US – as are its chemical cousins Xanax and Klonopin. But its familiarity has evidently obscured this potentially sinister side-effect. A 2015 study of 960 Finnish adults and teens convicted of homicide showed that their odds of killing increased by 45% when they were on benzodiazepines.


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