UT Austin Texas Tower Massacre Remembered 45 Years After Sniper Charles Whitman Terrorized Campus (PHOTOS)

Ut Austin Massacre

First Posted: 08/02/11 06:13 PM ET Updated: 10/02/11 06:12 AM ET

Monday marked the 45th anniversary of a 1966 shooting rampage at the University of Texas at Austin. Charles Joseph Whitman, a 25-year-old student and former Marine, stabbed his wife and mother to death before terrorizing the campus from its iconic tower.

According to the Houston Chronicle:

An architectural engineering student, Whitman fired on passers-by for more than 80 minutes before he was killed about 1:20 p.m. Police said he was armed with two high-powered 30-06 rifles, a sawed-off shotgun and a .357-Magnum pistol. Austin policeman Ramon Martinez shot and killed Whitman.

A Fort Worth, Fla. man who died in 2001 was added to the list of victims after doctors determined his death was the result of complications from a gunshot wound he received during the melee, The Associated Press reported.

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