PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Travis Frink’s life was often in a state of turmoil.
The 48-year-old Frink – who stands accused of gunning down his elderly mother in a New Hampshire hospital – was embroiled in a bitter divorce that spanned nearly a decade, saw his wages routinely garnished for child support, hopped from job to job as a computer engineer and would sometimes lose custody of his children.
But friends who spoke to Target 12 – some who asked not to be named – also painted a picture of a man who served his country as a U.S. Marine and taught a specialized form of martial arts out of the basement of his Warwick home.
“For the record, he was not a violent person as we knew him,” a friend said in an email. “We knew that his divorce had been drawn out and stressful … [we] are trying to wrap our heads around this tragedy and are still in a bit of shock.” [Read Full Article]