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As the nation's most recent gun-related incident developed in Alabama, on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited neighbors of the suspected gunman to supply their first-hand perspective on the ways in which he reportedly had been leading his life.
"He was just strange," said Casper McNich, in an exclusive live interview. "After he moved on the property, then he put up a barbed-wire fence, started cutting down all the trees, like he had a clear view of anything so he wasn't attacked or something. So really, I pretty much avoided him."
Ronda Wilbur, meanwhile, revealed that the man had a history of violence with animals:
"He made it very clear as soon as he moved in that any animals or people that came onto his property would be killed," she said of the man she knows as Jimmy Lee Dykes. "One of my dogs went across the middle part of the road, and it was a 125 pound dog, he took a led pipe and he beat the dog until the dog was so badly injured that it died several days later."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Wilbur and McNich share further patterns of behavior surrounding the man who abducted a six-year-old from a school bus, and took him inside his homemade bunker.
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