The 55-year-old man who drew his gun Thursday at a Palm Beach County Publix and killed a young child and the child’s grandmother struggled for months to make ends meet.
Timothy Jamieson Wall was barely surviving as a temporary worker on a construction team in January when he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in January claiming he had $ 6,000 in assets and $ 215,000 in liabilities, and was making just $ 2,165. Dollars a month.
He certified that he had $ 27 in the bank, $ 743 in bitcoin, and one other asset that would become relevant six months later: a 45-caliber firearm that he claimed was $ 300 Dollars worth.
In April, his bankruptcy filing was granted, settling almost all of his debts, including more than $ 4,000 in credit card fees he owed Bank of America.
Born in New York in 1965, he married his Argentine-born bride in Boynton Beach in 2003. Their marriage ended in divorce after 15 years. He and his ex-wife are parents of a 14-year-old daughter, according to court records.
In 2007, the couple started a cleaning company that addressed a mailbox in a UPS store in the Crossroad Mall in Royal Palm Beach. In 2013 the company was dissolved.
The UPS store, which they continued to use as a post office, is just around the corner, 100 yards from Publix, where Wall would kill the grandmother and her grandchild before turning the gun on himself.
While Wall was doing temporary work earlier this year, the owner of the company who hired him said he had only lasted about three weeks and quit after saying he had “found something else.”
The company’s owner said he was unaware of any complaints about Wall from the client using his manpower, a company he did not want to identify.
His divorce was ruled unchallenged by the district court, but seven months after it was approved, his ex-wife filed a lawsuit to seek his eviction from their West Palm Beach home. A judge agreed that he should move out as they agreed to in their divorce settlement, and he apparently did so by mid-2019.