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Address:Wakefield, MA 01880, USA

Owner:Allison Shaw

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The Wakefield massacre occurred on December 26, 2000, at Edgewater Technology in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The gunman, an application support employee, shot and killed seven co-workers.

The weapons he used were an AK-47 variant, a 12-gauge shotgun, and a .32 caliber pistol. He fired off a total of 37 rounds, shooting his victims in the back of the head repeatedly. Police later found a .460-calibre Weatherby Mark V rifle at the defendant's workstation.

He was found by police sitting calmly and stated that he did not speak German. At trial, he stated that he was born without a soul and that God had allowed him to earn a soul by traveling back in time to kill Nazis. The gunman claimed he had "traveled back in time and killed Hitler and the last 6 Nazis." However, the prosecution asserted that the killings were motivated by his employer's garnishment of his wages for the IRS, to pay child support taxes that he owed.

The gunman was found guilty of seven counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.