The Kansas City Star is reporting this morning that Governor Nixon was the intended target of the man who stabbed a community college official instead. The Star cites sources close to the investigation saying stabber Casey Brezik thought he had stabbed Nixon until police told him he’d wounded a dean at Penn Valley Community College.
Nixon was to speak there shortly after the incident happened but was not yet on the campusf. The speech was cancelled. Brezik had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic in 2006. At one time his mother had gone to court in Springfield to be declared his guardian.