A Michigan man killed two court bailiffs in a vain attempt to escape prison inside of a courthouse. His ex-wife thinks he was afraid of never seeing his daughter again. The suspect has been named as Larry Gordon, 44. Police have not come forward with an exact motive for Gordon's crime. The attack happened inside of the Berrien County Courthouse in the town of St. Joseph. The town is located around 50 miles west of Kalamazoo.
According to his Facebook page, Gordon had been divorced from his wife, Jessica, since February 2016. He had three children and was a native of Battle Creek, Michigan, but had been living in the town of Coloma at the time of his death. The photos on his social media profile show him to have been a doting father to his 6-year-old daughter Cheyenne.
Speaking to WOOD-TV, Jessica Gordon nee Thomas, said officers and a chaplain had come to her home to inform her about Gordon's fate. The Detroit Free Press reports that despite the divorce, Jessica Gordon was still wearing a wedding ring.
Here are the photos of Larry Gordon, his ex-wife and family, that you need to see: