Edit: some people are going to the point of practically justifying the murder. He did manage to select victims who actually look like Catholic priests. At this point, there is no word as to what the alleged murderer, now in custody, had as a motive for the killing.
We've occasionally overheard people justifying the murderous impulses of deranged and politically motivated criminals in this light. It's ghoulish of course, but what do we expect?
Phoenix [CBS5] The person who brutally attacked two Phoenix priests might have a lot of anger toward people and things associated with religion, a Phoenix Police Department spokesman said.
Police also said they are looking for a man who was seen entering a residence attached to Mother of Mercy Mission Catholic Church, where one Phoenix priest was shot and killed and another badly beaten Wednesday night.
The violent nature of the crimes - the Rev. Kenneth Walker was shot multiple times and the Rev. Joseph Terra was brutally beaten - leads police to believe the attacker is angry at churches, priests or religion in general, said Sgt. Darren Burch of the department's Silent Witness program.