Background check missed deputy’s red flags before killings


              FILE - Dozens of candles are laid on the sidewalk, along with bouquets of flowers and stuffed animals outside of a charred home in Riverside, Calif., on Nov. 30, 2022. A background investigator erroneously failed to check a would-be trooper's mental health history, allowing him to be hired for the Virginia State Police the year before he catfished and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and killed three members of her family in California, according to officials in a letter Dec. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
            
              FILE - This photo provided by the Riverside Police Department shows Austin Lee Edwards, the suspect in a triple homicide in Southern California who died in a shootout with police on Nov. 25, 2022. A background investigator erroneously failed to check a would-be trooper's mental health history, allowing him to be hired for the Virginia State Police the year before he catfished and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and killed three members of her family in California, according to officials in a letter Dec. 30, 2022. (Riverside Police Department via AP, File)
Background check missed deputy’s red flags before killings