As the Surf and Turf Lodge investigation continues, new evidence resurfaces about Roger Self, the man behind the SUV’s wheel. Austin Rammell, a community pastor, and friend of the family claimed that Self was aware of his mental illness and sought treatment.
Roger Self Diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety
Last week, Roger Self, a former law enforcement officer turned private investigator, jumped into his SUV and rammed a restaurant’s wall. His daughter and daughter-in-law perished in the crash. The man was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
However, as the investigation progresses, new facts about Self’s mental condition emerge. Reverend Austin Rammell, a pastor at Venture Church, declared that man was struggling with his mental condition.
Several years ago, Self’s condition forced him to retire from his private investigation business. Until the incident, the man’s mental condition slowly deteriorated.
As a result, Roger Self sought professional help. Upon being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, the man asked his son to take away his weapons and to hide them.
Meanwhile, Rammell, his friend, declared that Self knew that his condition could push him to do the unthinkable. His family was also aware of his diagnosis and stood by him.
Still, last week, while enjoying a meal with his family, Roger Self left, took his car, and crashed it through the restaurant’s wall.
There were no warning or signs or anything to suggest that the man could take the lives of his daughter and daughter-in-law.
Self had no trouble confessing to his crimes and made no efforts to motivate his gesture.
Katelyn Self, Roger’s daughter, was a Gaston County deputy. Her colleagues were devasted when they’ve discovered Katelyn’s remains among the debris.
Diana, Roger’s wife, his granddaughter, and son were lightly injured in the incident.
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