The New Jersey suspects who carried out a deadly shooting that killed three civilians and a police officer were a couple who lived in a van.
According to the New York Post, David N.Anderson,47, and Francine Graham,50, met two years ago when Graham worked as a home health aide in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Her neighbor, Kenneth Safford, 69, said Graham was “desperate” to have a boyfriend and often wondered why she was always single.
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“She smoked cigarettes out here. We would talk. She always said she had a problem . . . She couldn’t get a man. She claimed she had built in body odor,” he said. “She wanted a boyfriend so bad.”
Another neighbor said Graham changed after meeting Anderson and decided to join the Black Hebrew Israelites. A year after meeting her partner, Graham lost her home due to foreclosure and moved into a van with him.
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Before meeting Graham, Anderson was enlisted in the Army Reserve and served from Sept.1999 to Sept.2003. He had previous arrest records and spent years in jail in New Jersey and Ohio. The couple is currently being accused of killing three civilians and a police officer at a New Jersey Kosher Supermarket after shooting a detective near a cemetery. The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime due to the anti-Semitic and anti-police postings on Anderson’s Facebook.