He had a 44 magnum and a beef with the town council. They told him to clean his property up and when he didn’t they confiscated it. He got mad and decided to take care of business shot through the wall killing three people
"The thing that got my attention: plaster flying out, blowing out through the walls. Witnesses would later tell me they saw pictures exploding away from the walls,"
Quoted: Last October, Newell set up a fundraising page online and was trying to raise $10,000 to pay for legal fees in his fight with the township.
"Ross township took me to court & the court ruled I have to vacate my home of 20 years," he wrote on the page called saveRockyshome. "I live on SSI which comes to $600 a month I have no money to clean it up."
(so he had money to go to court and fight an order to clean up his land and own a 44 mag w/scope but no money to clean his property up; An 18 year fight with the city)