Boy Scouts of America

Man's path from Eagle Scout to alleged killer baffles family

An Eagle Scout at age 18, Kenneth Gleason graduated with honors from one of Baton Rouge's most elite high schools and enrolled at Louisiana State University.

Five years later, the 23-year-old white man was jailed on charges he gunned down two black men and shot up a black family's home last week in a string of attacks that police say may have been racially motivated.

Gleason's arrest shocked and baffled relatives. Kerrie Highley, a maternal aunt who lives in Galveston, Texas, said she never heard her nephew express any racist views.

"His family didn't teach him that," Highley said Wednesday. "None of us feel that way."

Gleason wore a T-shirt...

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