'Our high school ove split tipped gun killer over edge': Childhood sweetheart of Jared Loughner speaks of his descent into madness
By Daniel Bates
January 13, 2011
The high school sweetheart of the Arizona gunman has said his descent into madness began after she broke up with him.
Kelsey Hawkes described how Jared Loughner, whom she dated for a year in 2005 when she was 15, turned from a normal person into a ‘psycho’ when she ended their relationship.
The student claimed Loughner ‘fell apart’ when she said she wanted to move on and looked like he had ‘nothing to live for’.
Over the following months she watched in dismay as her former love began drinking and taking drugs before cutting himself off from their mutual friends.