Former NFL participant Phillip Adams had a extreme degenerative mind harm when he killed six folks in April, together with a household physician and his grandkids, earlier than turning the gun on himself, Boston College researchers discovered.
Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist at Boston College, launched findings on Tuesday that confirmed Adams had Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) within the frontal lobes of his mind, according to WCNC.
“Mr. Adams’ CTE pathology was completely different than the opposite younger NFL gamers with CTE,” McKee mentioned. “It was completely different in that it was unusually extreme in each frontal lobes.”
Adams’ went on a surprising, unprovoked capturing rampage outdoors Rock Hill in South Carolina wherein he gunned down household physician Robert Lesslie, 70, his spouse, Barbara, 69, and their two grandkids, Adah, 9, and Noah, 5. Two repairmen, Robert Shook and James Lewis, had been additionally fatally shot whereas they fastened an air conditioner.
York County Coroner Dr. Sabrina Gast had examined for the degenerative mind illness that has been linked to violent outbursts in some ex-athletes after getting permission from Adams’ household.