A second accuser has come forward to claim Herschel Walker encouraged and paid for her abortion; new details have been revealed about the teenager who shot and killed two people at a St. Louis high school; and Elon Musk made a trip to Twitter’s headquarters. These stories highlight the Daily Rundown for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.
Second Herschel Walker abortion accuser – Just weeks after a former girlfriend of Senate candidate Herschel Walker (R-Ga.) accused him of encouraging and paying for her 2009 abortion, a second woman came forward Wednesday to accuse him of doing the same for her in 1993. The second accuser, identified only as “Jane Doe,” spoke to reporters via an audio Zoom call arranged by her lawyer. She alleged that she became pregnant during a six-year relationship with Walker while he was married to his first wife.
“I’m done with all this foolishness. This is all a lie, and I will not entertain any of it. I also did not kill JFK,” Walker said in a statement responding to the accusation. He issued a similar denial after the first accusation.
New details on St. Louis school shooter – Relatives of 19-year-old Orlando Harris, who killed a student and a teacher at a St. Louis high school earlier this week, had long been concerned about his mental health and worked with police to take a gun away from him. According to St. Louis Police Commissioner Michael Sack, that gun may have been the same one used in the shooting.
“Mental health is a difficult thing,” Sack said. “It’s hard to tell when somebody is going to be violent and act out, or if they’re just struggling, they’re depressed, and they might self-harm.”
According to Sack, when police took the gun, they gave it “to an adult who could legally possess one.” Police have begun trying to determine whether that was the gun used in the shooting, as well as how Harris, who also died in the shooting, got ahold of it.
Musk visits Twitter headquarters – Just two days ahead of a court-ordered deadline to close on his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, Elon Musk visited the social media company’s headquarters Wednesday. While the deal isn’t final, Musk has changed his Twitter profile’s bio to “Chief Twit”.
In preparation for the deadline, the New York Stock Exchange’s website showed Twitter shares will be suspended from trading Friday. The company’s stock closed at $53.35 on the NYSE on Wednesday, slightly below Musk’s offer price.