SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - The mother of a southwest Missouri man accused of plotting to open fire during a showing of the movie "Twilight" and attack a Walmart says her son showed signs of Asperger's syndrome and other conditions.
KOLR-TV reports that Tricia Lammers said Tuesday her 20-year-old son, Blaec, was "born different" and has had inpatient treatment in the past. She spoke to reporters at the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Springfield.
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Blaec Lammers, of Bolivar, made a first court appearance Tuesday in Polk County and was ordered to undergo a mental health exam. He is charged with first-degree assault, making a terroristic threat and armed criminal action.
His public defender declined comment.
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Tricia Lammers says her son asked her recently whether he was a failure. She assured him he wasn't.
Information from: KOLR-TV, www.kolr10.com