Lacie LaRose, 19, was a pretty blonde college student attending a graduation party at Blinn College in Texas. She was shot and killed over a fight that began as an argument over a beer pong game.
Her killer is now claiming that the students at the party are all a bunch of racists.
Ronald McNeil, the 39-year-old alleged killer, crashed the graduation party with some of his friends. After they got in a heated argument with the host, Landon Duke, about the rules of beer pong, they were asked to leave–and a physical altercation took place, where a number of college students had to physically drag them out of the party.
McNeil returned with a pistol–and proceeded to shoot up the house.
LaRose had gone out to the backyard at that exact moment to bring more beer inside, and was hit and killed by one of the 14 bullets fired by McNeil. Two more partygoers were also injured.
McNeil claims that he was only trying to “scare” the predominately white group of college students at the party with his pistol, and fired his gun accidentally. That’s a story a bit harder to believe considering he fired it 14 times.
But, even more baffling McNeil claims that the whole thing was a response to “racism” from the college students. McNeil claimed that attendees “were yelling racial slurs and beating up his friend.”
Duke, the host of the party, said he didn’t recall any slurs being used–and that the situation only escalated into physical violence because the party crashes, including McNeil, simply refused to leave otherwise.
McNeil, after killing LaRose, dragged her body into the garage, where Duke quickly found her after coming outside upon hearing the shots. McNeil was caught fleeing by College Station police.
McNeil is currently sitting at the Brazos County Jail, having been charged with murder, deadly conduct, and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.