The US Air Pressure vet and Nazi sympathizer accused of shooting an Oklahoma woman for swiping the swastika flag exterior his house has reportedly dedicated suicide whereas awaiting trial.
Alexander John Feaster, 46, died this month from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the top, according to the Smoking Gun, which cited Tonkawa Police Chief Nicholas Payne.
Feaster, who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was discovered useless Feb. 9 in his mom’s house, the information outlet reported.
He allegedly shot 26-year-old Kyndal McVey within the again exterior his house in 2020, claiming she put him in “imminent hazard of loss of life or nice bodily hurt” when she swiped his flag, in response to court docket papers.
McVey had been at a celebration throughout the road from Feaster’s home round 3 a.m. June 28 when someone dared her to yank down one in every of his two Nazi flags, in response to native police.
As she bolted again to the celebration with one of many flags, somebody yelled “Gun!” — and Feaster opened fireplace along with his AR-15 rifle, putting her a number of occasions within the decrease stomach and legs.
She was hospitalized for a number of weeks however survived, and Feaster was charged with felony counts of assault and battery with a lethal weapon.
In February, McVey reportedly filed a negligence lawsuit in opposition to Feaster for $75,000 for medical bills and psychological and bodily ache and struggling.
Feaster, who was launched on $75,000 bail pending a court docket look in March, claimed he acted in self-defense and that he was the sufferer of a hate crime.
His suicide got here two months after a choose denied his “Stand your floor” immunity movement, the Smoking Gun mentioned.
Final week, a choose dismissed the costs in opposition to Feaster after studying about his loss of life, in response to the outlet.
Whereas beforehand arguing that his $500,000 bail needs to be diminished, Feaster had claimed he was a “patriotic citizen” and “loyal American” whose political opinions made him a sufferer of harassment — however investigators mentioned he had been ready for somebody to attempt to steal his flags.
They mentioned his personal safety system recorded him taking pictures McVey whereas she was “clearly working away from his residence with solely a flag in her hand,” in response to a previous report by the Smoking Gun.