The family said Igor Lanes killed his wife and shot his daughter after she fell into the QAnon Rabbit Hole

The family said Igor Lanes killed his wife and shot his daughter after she fell into the QAnon Rabbit Hole

His daughter told the Daily Beast that a Michigan man’s obsession with the pro-Trump Qanoon conspiracy theory culminated in an incident on Sunday in which he killed his wife and seriously injured one of his children.

Igor Lanes, 53, of Walid Lake, Michigan, was killed by police on Sunday after he began shooting them with a rifle, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement The injured child, a 25-year-old woman, was able to call the police around 4:11 am after her father shot her. She could not provide any information, such as the location of the house, but dispatchers damped the call and the officers arrived at the house about five minutes later.

The statement said that Lannis came out front and opened fire on them with a Remington 870 rifle. Walled Lake policemen and Oakland County sheriffs returned fire, killing Landis.

“Officers noticed the 911 caller/victim, a 25-year-old woman, at the front door … trying to crawl out of the house,” the statement said. “They dragged her to safety. She mentioned that her father shot her and her mother.”

Inside the house, police found Lannis’ wife, 56-year-old Tina Lannis, dead after being shot multiple times in the back. “[I]It looks like she was also trying to escape through the front door,” the mayor’s office said. The family dog ​​was also fatally shot.

25-year-old Rachel Landis was shot in the back and legs and was taken to hospital in critical condition. Authorities said her condition was upgraded to stable after she underwent surgery.

The sudden violence stunned Lannis’ other daughter, 21-year-old Rebecca Lannis, who was at a friend’s birthday party during the murder.

Rebecca Lannis told The Daily Beast that her father became obsessed with QAnon and other conspiracy theories in 2020, consuming massive amounts of online videos and following far-right figures like Alex Jones of InfoWars.

According to his daughter, Igor Lanes was a car designer and had no history of violence. She described her parents as “very lovable”, but her father changed after the loss of Donald Trump in 2020.

“He had a sense of reality,” Rebecca Lannis said. “But after 2020, when Trump lost, he started going into these crazy rabbit holes.”

That year, Lannis was fascinated by QAnon and the idea that Joe Biden had stolen the election.

“She’s a very big contributor to what happened,” Rebecca Lannis said of her father Qanoun’s beliefs.

Igor Lanes’ mental health worsened when he was drawn into conspiracy theories, according to Rebecca Lannis. He insisted that family members watch conspiracy theory videos about fifth-generation cell towers, vaccines and elections. He began to believe that some world leaders were actually strange lizards in disguise, a fringe conspiracy theory even among QAnon supporters. Rebecca Lannis said family members tried to dissuade her father from his beliefs, but that arguing with him was “in vain.”

The Lake Wold shooting is just the latest law-related murder. man from california He is alleged to have been murdered Prosecutors said his 10-month-old daughter and 2-year-old son in Mexico told police that his crimes were motivated by Qunun. In 2019, a believer in Qanoun . claimed killing The alleged head of the Gambino mafia family in a misguided attempt to bring him to the Qanoun court. This suspect was deemed mentally unfit for trial. Earlier that year, a believer in Seattle Guenun was convinced that his brother was a lizard he had killed with a samurai sword.

As Igor Lannis became more obsessed with QAnon, Rebecca Lannis tried researching a conspiracy theory on a Reddit forum for people who had lost family members in the movement. On Sunday, she said Spread There with a letter about the murder, she wrote “Fuck you law.”

Rebecca Lannis said she wants to sue the QAnon promoters for the damages they caused, and hopes the federal government will investigate them.

While she was waiting to speak to her hospitalized sister on Monday, Rebecca Lannis said she wanted to warn people that Qunun and other conspiracy theories could affect their loved ones, too.

“It could really happen to anyone,” she said.

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