Dillian King wanted to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and serve in the military, but he was rejected because of a medical condition. While he had a troubled youth, Dillian King was very close with his family and was a caring person, she said.
According to Dillian King's Facebook page, he graduated from Bethel High School in May.
Chaffin had a history of running away, Palmer said.
The two were attempting to break into a home on a Texas ranch when the homeowner got a gun and fired at them, authorities in Texas said. The robbers fired back at the house as they ran. They were found dead with apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds.
The pickup reportedly taken by Chaffin was at the scene.
Roland Chaffin said his son never had any run-ins with the law.
“Kenneth was a follower, not a leader. That's what we figure. He followed someone and got in over his head,” Roland Chaffin said.
Contributing: Associated Press
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I wish I knew what his mindset was. I think he was still lost at the time, and once things got bad in the situation, maybe he didn't feel like there was another option.”
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