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Omar S. Thornton

Omar S. Thornton
Omar Thornton was the suspected shooter in a workplace shooting at Hartford Distributors, in Manchester, Conn. on August 3, 2010. Thornton is believed to have shot and kiiled eight co-workers before killing himself.
Omar Thornton was the suspected shooter in a workplace shooting at Hartford Distributors, in Manchester, Conn. on August 3, 2010. Thornton is believed to have shot and kiiled eight co-workers before killing himself. « Show less

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  • Hartford Distributors Goes Back To Work, Eight Days After Massacre

    Hartford Distributors Goes Back To Work, Eight Days After Massacre
    Hartford Distributors Inc. employees gathered this morning shortly before 7 for a moment of silence before going back to work as a group, eight days after a workplace massacre that left nine people dead. Teamsters Local 1035 secretary-treasurer and...
  • Memorial Remembers Victims Of Hartford Distributors Tragedy

    Caught in the glare of a national spotlight, struggling through a week of numbness and anguish, those who lived through or responded to the mass murder at the Hartford Distributors warehouse came together to support each other, defend their quiet town and...
  • At Hartford Distributors, Work Brings Relief

    At Hartford Distributors, Work Brings Relief
    "I was afraid to come back, I admit it." Michael Raymond arrived at Hartford Distributors Inc. in Manchester at 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, eight days after his coworker Omar Thornton killed eight men before turning the gun on himself in Connecticut's worst...
  • Omar Thornton's Mother: He Was "No Monster"

    Omar Thornton's Mother: He Was "No Monster"
    Omar Thornton's mother remembers her son as a "gentle spirit" who had "started to kinda change," she told CNN. In an interview this week with CNN's Soledad O'Brien, Lillie Holliday said her son, who killed eight people at Hartford Distributors in...
  • Disgruntled Employee Kills 2 in Kraft Food Plant Shooting

    Disgruntled Employee Kills 2 in Kraft Food Plant Shooting
    PHILADELPHIA -- Minutes after a woman was suspended from her job at a Kraft Foods Inc. plant and was escorted out, she returned with a handgun and opened fire, killing two people and critically injuring a third before being taken into custody, police...
  • 9 Dead In Manchester Workplace Shooting

    9 Dead In Manchester Workplace Shooting
    Omar Thornton almost slept through his 6 a.m. wakeup call Tuesday, springing to life only after the teenage brother of his girlfriend nudged him awake. The 34-year-old kissed his girlfriend Kristi Hannah goodbye, told her he loved her, and then left...
  • Bryan Cirigliano, President Of Teamsters Local

    Bryan Cirigliano, President Of Teamsters Local
    About a dozen grim-faced people stood in the front yard of Bryan Cirigliano's home at 26 Sleepy Hollow Road in Newington, near the West Hartford town line, on Tuesday afternoon. Cars lined the quiet street of modest homes, and three police officers stood...
  • Craig Pepin, 60, Coach And Mentor

    Craig Pepin, 60, Coach And Mentor
    Each time Craig Pepin would stop by the South Windsor Parks and Recreation Department, he would poke his head into Ryan Kane's work space and say hello. Sometimes they'd talk about baseball. Sometimes family. Kane, assistant director of the department,...
  • Family, Friends Of Omar Thornton Say He Never Showed A Violent Side

    EAST HARTFORD — Omar Thornton's family had heard he was having problems at his job at Hartford Distributors in Manchester. But he was so soft-spoken and laid-back that no one knew how much of an impact the problems were having on him. "I never in a...