Here’s how the Los Angeles Times described the awful murder–suicide that resulted in two deaths in San Bernardino, Calif. on Monday:

Now for the parts the Los Angeles Times left out:

And these facts were buried in the middle of the article:

Although Smith’s mother declined to elaborate on what happened in the home, Anderson’s past may offer clues. San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said Anderson’s criminal history included allegations of domestic violence, weapons charges and possible drug charges.

In 2013, Anderson was charged in Los Angeles County Superior Court with assault and battery, brandishing a firearm and disturbing the peace. Court records, however, show that the charges were dismissed in May 2014.

Nearly two decades earlier in 1993, Anderson faced two misdemeanor counts of battery in Kern County Superior Court, but according to records, he was exonerated six months after the case was filed and both charges were dismissed.

Sigh. But, hey, protect the narrative!

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