By Trend News Line 2024-02-13 05:37:46.
Title: Woman Who Opened Fire Inside Joel Osteen’s Church Had Troubling Past with Neighbors and Son
Subtitle: Recent revelations uncover a history of mental illness, confrontations, and menacing behavior
In a shocking incident at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, a 36-year-old woman, Genesse Ivonne Moreno, allegedly opened fire with an AR-style rifle, critically injuring her seven-year-old son before being killed by off-duty police officers. Disturbing details have emerged about Moreno’s troubled past, including a contentious relationship with her son, a history of mental illness, and a trail of police encounters and court records.
Neighbors residing near Moreno’s modest home in Conroe, Texas, revealed that they were regularly menaced by her. She would intimidate them by brandishing weapons such as gun cases and crossbows, and frequently engage in offensive behavior, including making Nazi salutes and using derogatory language. The woman’s ex-husband, Enrique Carranza, claimed in their 2022 divorce that she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Several witnesses have come forward, supporting the claim that Moreno would engage in erratic and aggressive behavior, including swerving at people for amusement.
Divorce records shed light on the contentious split between Moreno and Carranza, who is a registered sex offender. Despite concerns raised by Carranza and the child’s paternal grandmother, city officials awarded Moreno custody of their special-needs son. Court documents revealed that the child’s grandmother had filed affidavits highlighting Moreno’s extensive mental health history and the involvement of state child welfare officials, in an unsuccessful attempt to regain custody.
Montgomery County court officials noted that CPS had visited the residence multiple times and had concerns about Moreno’s lack of attachment to her child, as she referred to him only as ‘the boy’ and exhibited no eye contact during interactions. A damning section of a divorce filing revealed that during CPS visits, Moreno demonstrated paranoid and stalking behavior and was diagnosed with Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a psychological condition where patients pretend to be ill to gain attention.
While investigators are still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting, they are also exploring potential links to antisemitism. Moreno had previously donated to Osteen’s church, adding another layer of complexity to the case. The child remains in critical condition, receiving treatment for his gunshot wound.
As the investigation unfolds, the tragedy has prompted discussions about the need for better intervention and support for individuals with mental health issues. The incident has also raised questions about the legal system’s handling of custody battles and the possible link between mental illness and violent behavior.
Ultimately, this shocking incident at Joel Osteen’s church serves as a reminder of the importance of early intervention, proper mental health support, and effective law enforcement measures to prevent such tragic events from occurring in the future..
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