The former Texas cop accused of killing his wife, daughter and a high school football star was apparently a fan of misogynistic on
The former Texas cop accused of killing his wife, daughter and a high school football star was apparently a fan of misogynistic online forums, a report said Monday.
Stephen Broderick — who used to live in Brooklyn, NY, according to records — was linked to a Reddit handle by the Daily Beast that slammed women and marriage.
Commenting on a posting around November about the saying, “Happy wife, happy life,” the user wrote, “Get divorced, get f—ed by the court.
“Currently playing this game, no restarts, no extra lives, no cheat codes,” the account user added, according to the Daily Beast.
When someone separately asked for “a simple tip that could save someone’s life,” the accused user replied, “Don’t forget to pull out.”
He also added an approving comment when someone writing about what makes a woman attractive posted, “She got a hole, ain’t she? A heartbeat?”
Broderick, a 41-year-old former local sheriff’s department detective, additionally “favorited” the Etsy shop of “Professional Anti-Feminist” Greg Adams, according to the report.
Records indicate that the suspected triple killer lived on Clarkson Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, from 2000 to 2006 before moving to Texas.
The handle linked to Broderick responded to a question a Reddit user posed last year asking, “What did you experience and/or witness a long time ago that still makes you laugh harder than you should?”
The user replied, “Blind guy refusing help across the street getting hit by a car. (Which left the scene) Circa 1998 Brooklyn NY,” the Daily Beast said.
Broderick is accused of killing his wife, Amanda Broderick, teenage daughter and local high school basketball star Alyssa Broderick and her boyfriend, grid standout Willie Simmons III, who was set to play football at the University of North Texas after graduation.
The trio were gunned down at an apartment complex shortly before noon Sunday, authorities said.
Stephen Broderick remained on the run after the carnage until two 911 callers reported a suspicious man walking along a road about 12 miles northeast of Austin on Monday morning and the armed suspect was nabbed by deputies from the Travis County Sheriff’s Office — where he used to work, officials said.
Broderick had ended up retiring from his post after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old relative in June, reports said.
His wife filed for divorce shortly after his arrest, the Austin American-Statesman said.