Sister of shooting suspect's 1988 victim says justice was served
FARGO - The sister of Maynard Clautheir, the man Fargo shooting suspect Marcus Schumacher was found guilty of killing in 1988, says justice was served Thursday.
FARGO – The sister of Maynard Clautheir, the man Fargo shooting suspect Marcus Schumacher was found guilty of killing in 1988, says justice was served Thursday.
"When I heard it was him, (I felt) I don't know, relief," said Nicole Moronez. "Justice, maybe."
The news that the man who was found guilty of negligent homicide in her brother's death is believed to be behind a standoff that ended Thursday with both the shooter and Fargo police Officer Jason Moszer dead brought up emotions that Moronez says she's been trying to overcome for years.
"My mom woke us up at like 2 in the morning and said that there was an accident and that my brother died," Moronez said of the moment she learned of her brother's death.
She says the man responsible never got the punishment he deserved.
"I just think that if justice was served then, things might be different today," said Moronez. "Part of me wonders if it's ironic that he shot my brother, and he died from gunshot wounds. It makes me wonder if he felt alone like my brother did."
It is unknown if Schumacher shot himself or if he was shot by police.
"If the police killed him, well, as it should have been," Moronez said. "If he took his own life, you know, then obviously, he's the coward I've always thought he was."
Moronez said that while she does feel more at peace with her brother's death, she is deeply saddened for Schumacher's family.
She say no one deserves the pain that is being felt by all.