Court records show killer was suing mother's employer

SAMSON, Ala. (AP) - Federal court records show the gunman who killed 10 people then himself in a rampage in south Alabama had filed a lawsuit along with his mother against the poultry plant that suspended her from her job.

The records show Michael McLendon and his mother, Lisa McLendon, are among employees who are suing over compensation claims from 2006.

McLendon is believed to have killed his mother and nine others in a burst of gunfire across two counties.

Authorities say the company, Pilgrim Pride, was on a list of those he felt had harmed him that was found in his mother's burned home.

A company spokesman did not immediately reply to an e-mail seeking comment.

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