A NAZI enthusiast reportedly killed himself while awaiting trial for allegedly shooting a woman who tore down a swastika flag at his home.
Alexander John Feaster, a former US Air Force vet, was found dead in his mother's house on February 9.
Feaster, 46, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, The Smoking Gun reported citing Tonkawa Police Chief Nicholas Payne.
Feaster, who was free on $75,000 bond, was living with his mother in her Tonkawa, Oklahoma, home.
The 46-year-old allegedly shot Kyndal McVey, 27, in June 2020 after she tore down his swastika flag.
As part of a “stand your ground” defense, Feaster's lawyers argued in documents obtained by The Smoking Gun that he had "sincere and reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm."
Attorney Stephen Jones wrote: "It is a truth that if Mr. Feaster were not a Nazi he would likely not have been charged here.
"Although identifying with a universally despised political ideology, Mr. Feaster considers himself a loyal American."
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Jones said the "first amendment display” was "not dissimilar from the flying of the ‘Make America Great Again’ flag, or the Gay Pride flag, or the ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Gadsden Snake flag.”
The court document reads: "He [Feaster] had been alerted to by a neighbor a few days prior that there was another plot by "Antifa activists" to vandalize his home and that threw was a threat to his life."
As a result, Feaster is said to have called police and asked for patrols of the area.
"She [McVey] ran across the street, ripped his flag down that was affixed to his home, and retreated back to the shadowy figures across the street,” the court document adds.
"Mr. Feaster, believing he was under attack, exited his front door and used defensive force on McVey and also acted to deter others from similar conduct or using deadly force."
Feaster allegedly shot McVey four times with his firearm as she ran away from his home.
Last December, a judge struck down Feaster's "stand your ground" defense, ruling that there was probable cause to believe that he had committed the charged offense.
Feaster previously claimed he was a “patriotic citizen” and “loyal American” whose political beliefs made him a victim of harassment – but investigators said he had been waiting for someone to try to steal his flags.
They said his own security system recorded him shooting McVey while she was “obviously running away from his residence with only a flag in her hand,” The Smoking Gun reported.
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