http://tinyurl.com/7ebefqj

Amazingly, the perp managed to put a spin on the situation "I was just trying to get someone to listen".

From the article:
Gates said he asked the church for help, but was frustrated.

"I've been praying, begging," Gates said. "They won't let me see my children. I tried everything. What can you do?"

Gates' sister, Amanda Gates, 34, was charged with providing her brother with the shotgun and driving him to the church.
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Apparently 'trying everything' includes...well, mayhem. Poor guy just trying to turn his life around.