With Shannon Bradley Moore due in court today, to be arraigned on murder charges in connection with Saturday's post office killing of Raymond Casso, prosecutors acknowledge they are looking at whether Moore was suffering from a mental illness that prompted what appears to have been a totally random, senseless attack.
"We are investigating to what extent mental illness played a role in this event," Contra Costa Deputy District Attorney Derek Butts told the Contra Costa Times this morning. "That is one of the potential factors we are looking at."
Butts said it does not appear that Casso knew his killer, and the motive remains unclear.
Moore, a 37-year-old Concord resident, was charged late Monday with murder in the fatal stabbing of Casso, a 19-year Clayton resident, business owner, father of three, and grandfather of four.
Meanwhile, a website has been created in Casso's memory, where you can read about his life and post in a guestbook.