Brendan O’Rourke

Jury finds school shooter sane

VISTA — The man who shot at children on the playground at Kelly Elementary School in Carlsbad was found sane at the time of the shooting, the jury announced March 16. The verdict followed deliberation during the sanity phase of the two-part trial to determine whether the 42-year-old Oceanside man was insane while he committed […]

Jurors find O’Rourke guilty

VISTA – Jury deliberations in the case against Brendan O’Rourke, the lone gunman accused of shooting at kids at a Carlsbad elementary school in October 2010 took less than one hour Monday to result in a guilty verdict.

Trial begins in Carlsbad Elementary shooting

VISTA — The trial of 42-year-old Brendan Liam O’Rourke, a former Oceanside electrician accused of a school shooting at Carlsbad elementary in October 2010, injuring two students, began with four children taking the witness stand Monday.