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August 9, 2012

FBI: Temple gunman shot himself; motive unclear

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No matter how thorough the investigation, the final conclusions are bound to leave victims with many of the same anguish-filled questions.

“Whatever the answer is, we can be reasonably sure it won’t be an answer many people would say makes sense to them,” said University of Wisconsin-Madison law professor Michael Scott, who is writing a guidebook for police on hate crimes.

“We’d like to have some peek into that twisted mind. But in the end, it’s still a peek into a twisted mind that doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know about human nature.”

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Todd Richmond can be reached at trichmond(at)ap.org. Dinesh Ramde can be reached at dramde(at)ap.org.

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