ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Neighbors and the pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church are giving some insight into the man accused of stabbing four people at the northwest Albuquerque church on Sunday.
Lawrence Capener, 24, was arrested at the church Sunday afternoon.
Witnesses say during one of the final hymns, Capener got up from his pew, climbing over several other people and pews, then stabbing multiple members of the church choir.
St. Jude Thaddeus’ pastor Father John Daniel said the Capener and his mother were “very active” in the parish and that the suspect’s mother Shirley Capener is a Eucharistic minister there.
"I've spoken with his mother and we need to keep them all in prayer,” said Father John Daniel.
Daniel says he’s shocked the stabbing happened.
"I didn't have any glimpse of any indication, but apparently he had some challenges in the past,”
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