Stephen Paddock's brother calls him 'piece of s--t' after hearing

The brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock called his shooter sibling a "piece of s--t" Friday, minutes after a Los Angeles judge ordered him to stand trial for felony possession of child pornography.

Bruce Paddock, 59, refused to talk about his criminal case with the Daily News but berated his now-dead brother and lashed out at his defense lawyer Peter Korn as they left a Los Angeles courthouse, with Paddock in a wheelchair.

"I don't need you talking and telling me not to talk. What a jerk," Paddock said, referring to the lawyer who minutes earlier succeeded in getting 19 of his 20 criminal charges dropped at his preliminary hearing. "Shut up."

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Stephen Paddock, 64, allegedly opened fire from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Route 91 Harvest country music festival, leaving at least 59 people dead and hundreds injured.

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He reportedly used a hammer-like tool to break out two windows at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

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Stephen Paddock was reportedly a high-stakes gambler that lived in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada.

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His father was Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a bank robber and former FBI Most Wanted Fugitive.

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Paddock killed himself before authorities breached his hotel room and investigators say he acted alone.

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Paddock's girlfriend, Marilou Danley, was in the Philippines at the time of the shooting but he reportedly used her identification to check in at the Mandalay Bay hotel.

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Stephen Paddock lived in this home in Melbourne, Florida from 2013 to 2015.

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Police said Paddock had no criminal record.

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NBC News reported that Paddock made several large gambling transactions in recent weeks, but that it wasn't clear if they were wins or losses.

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Paddock reportedly purchased firearms at  Guns & Guitars, a gun shop in Mesquite, Nevada. 

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Paddock's brother, Eric, said his sibling belonged to no political or religious organizations, and had no history of mental illness.

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Paddock's brother described him as a "wealthy guy" and said he liked to play video poker and go on cruises.

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He worked as an accountant and had real estate investments, according to the Washington Post. 

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Paddock had his pilot license and owned at least one plane, according to Reuters.

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Asked about his mass-murdering brother, he said, "I don't have a brother named Stephen Paddock. He's an entity that died a long time ago. Some piece of s--t entity once called my big brother."

In other comments after his hearing, Paddock proposed a dinner date with a female reporter and complained about his landlord trying to reject his rent and evict him.

He is due back in court March 16 for further arraignment on his one remaining charge of felony possession of child pornography.

During the morning hearing, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Anthony Keller said investigators found more than a thousand images of child pornography on 236 CDs allegedly belonging to Paddock.

The CDs were collected in 2014 from a business where Paddock was squatting in the Sun Valley section of Los Angeles, authorities said.

Keller said 90% involved children under the age of 12. He said one image was of a nude child tied to a locker room bench.


(Bruce Paddock, brother of accused Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock via LAPD)

He said other images involved Paddock "in different sexual poses."

When Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson tried to move on from there, Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Kristi Lousteau asked Keller to explain what was meant by "sexual poses."

"There would be a bottle up his rectum," Keller said.

Paddock sat quietly through the hearing, often resting his elbows on the defense table with his chin in the palm of his hand.

Korn nearly succeeded in getting the whole case tossed, arguing the statute of limitations on all the charges had run out.

After much back and forth that seemed to be leaning in Paddock's favor, Lousteau ruled that the 19 misdemeanor counts of sexual exploitation of a child filed against Paddock in October were too old.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: A man lays on top of a woman as others flee the Route 91 Harvest country music festival grounds after a active shooter was reported on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 2 people dead. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People run from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was hear on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 100 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 02: A cowboy hat lays in the street after shots were fired near a country music festival on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A gunman has opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, leaving at least 20 people dead and more than 100 injured. Police have confirmed that one suspect has been shot. The investigation is ongoing. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People run for cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01:  A person lies on the ground covered with blood at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01:  A person lies on the ground at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: (People carry a peson at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: People take cover at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: A man in a wheelchair is taken away from the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
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She then upheld the felony count and said there was "sufficient cause" for Paddock to stand trial.

Paddock was arrested last October, about three weeks after his brother opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Bruce Paddock allegedly bragged about his ties to the shooter while a patient at an assisted living facility. That led officials to do a background check and find his active warrant for child pornography.

Authorities have yet to uncover a motive in the Las Vegas massacre, in which Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino-hotel, killing the 58 people and injuring more than 700.

Amid their investigation, detectives also uncovered "several hundred images of child pornography" on Stephen Paddock's computer.

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