A 97-page deposition obtained by CNN reveals details about the life of Stephen Paddock, the murderer behind the deadliest mass shooting in American history. In the documents, Paddock is revealed to have been a high-stakes gambler with a paranoiac and miserly streak.
The document comes by way of a 2013 deposition pertaining to a civil lawsuit against the Cosmopolitan Hotel, where he slipped and fell on a walkway in 2011. It may be the most comprehensive collection of information available on Paddock.
The deposition reveals that Paddock had no known mental health issues but had been perscribed Valium for “anxiousness.”
“He’s like on retainer, I call it, I guess,” Paddock had said of the doctor who perscribed him the drugs. “It means I pay a fee yearly … I have good access to him.”
Paddock was also revealed to be somewhat of a drifter, living largely at hotel casinos, where he lived for