The trained marksman suspected of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush’s doctors is on the run and could be hunting down a list of his lifelong enemies—according to one of his former friends.
In a chilling development in the fatal shooting of Dr Mark Hausknecht, someone who knows Joseph Pappas has warned that the “extremely intelligent” suspect has a list of enemies stretching all the way back to when he was bullied as a kid in high school—and he’s previously warned that each person on his list would meet “a day of reckoning.”
Acevedo said Pappas may have been seeking revenge for his mother, who died on Hausknecht’s operating table over 20 years ago.
So it was already known that he could be capable of holding decades-long grudges. Now, a former friend of the suspected killer said he believes Hausknecht was just one of a number of people Pappas has said had wronged him—and the suspect may now be hunting down the others.
“I personally do not think the doctor is the only person that he is going to target,” said the anonymous friend. “I think [Hausknecht] was number one on the list. And Joe [Pappas] is extremely intelligent. He’s patient, he’s unassuming, he’s a deadly shooter.”