Autopsy of Man Who Killed 23 In Texas Finds No Drugs or Tumor — (New York Times)

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WILLIAM CELIS 3d

The gunman who killed 23 people at a cafeteria [Luby’s] here last week and then killed himself did not have narcotics or alcohol in his system, nor did he suffer from an aneurysm, according to an autopsy report released today.

The report leaves the authorities still struggling to determine a motive for the killing rampage by George J. Hennard Jr., said Sgt. Michael DeHart, a spokesman for the Killeen police.

Mr. Hennard’s father, a Houston physician, suggested to the police last week that his son’s violent outburst might have been the result of an aneurysm, a weakening in the wall of a blood vessel that leads to bulging that could then either rupture or cause pressure to build in the brain. Call for Tougher Gun Laws

Also today, Sergeant DeHart discounted a published report that the police had found in Mr. Hennard’s home a ticket stub to the movie “The Fisher King,” which includes a scene in which a gunman shoots several patrons in a New York City restaurant.