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Two deputies were allegedly murdered over the weekend by a member of the Florida National Guard who was “severely disturbed” by the election of Barack Obama, and believed the US government was conspiring against him.

The events that led to the shooting deaths of two Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies Saturday began in a small top-floor apartment in Fort Walton Beach - with an argument over a tube of Clearasil.

On Sunday, lawmen still were investigating why Joshua Cartwright, a 28-year-old U.S. Army Reserve soldier with a history of violence, killed Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies Burt Lopez and Warren “Skip” York at a gun range in Crestview.

A few minutes after he killed the deputies, Cartwright was himself killed in a shootout with lawmen in DeFuniak Springs.

“None of it’s logical, none of it makes sense,” said interim Sheriff Ed Spooner on Sunday. “He’d obviously just got something else in his mind.”

An offense report filed against Cartwright the day he died outlines an angry husband who threatened his wife, kept guns and knives on hand, was “severely disturbed” that Barack Obama had been elected president, and believed the U.S. government was conspiring against him.

Joshua Cartwright was reportedly also interested in militia groups and weapons training.

Cartwright had been arrested in November, accused of domestic battery, a charge still pending when he died. The November arrest report listed his employer as the U.S. Army Reserves. However, Spooner said Cartwright was a member of a Florida National Guard unit based in Crestview.

Spooner said he did not think Cartwright was a war veteran, but that investigators were continuing to check his background. He said Cartwright was interested in militia groups and weapons training.

This seems disturbingly similar to the case of Richard Poplawski: Pittsburgh Cop-Killer Was Conspiracy Nut and Member of Stormfront.

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