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DELTA STATE KILLER LEFT NOTE AFTER SHOOTING GIRLFRIEND
A geography instructor who killed two people and touched off a day of horror at Delta State Uni- versity in Mississippi scribbled a note after shooting his live-in girlfriend to say he was very sorry and that he wished he “could take it back.”
“I loved Amy and she is the only person who ever loved me,” Shannon Lamb, 45, wrote after fatally shooting Amy Prentiss, 41.
Moments later, Lamb called police and told them where they could find the note and the body.
Lamb then drove 300 miles before confronting and killing an assistant history professor on the university’s campus in Cleveland. Hours after shooting Ethan Schmidt, Lamb was spotted driving through Greenville, Miss., and officers there tried to pull him over. He got out of the car and fatally shot himself as police closed in.