EXCLUSIVE: Fugitive Facebook killer was a 'loser' who tried to lure girls with his pet snake and racked up gambling losses at casino before murdering stranger in the street
As a teenager he bought a python and would approach women with his slithering pet around his neck to try and win their attention.
'It was a slimy thing to do and now he's just a snake in the grass too,' said next-door-neighbor Alexis Lee.
The 34-year-old mother of three said: 'He didn't really know how to talk to us ladies.
'The snake was meant to draw my attention and he regularly told me he had a crush on me.
'But he wasn't my type at all. There was nothing attractive about him. He did have a nice personality though.
'He was great with the kids around here and when he was driving out after seeing his mom he'd stop his car.
'He would tell the kids 'Stay out of trouble, go to school and don't be knuckle heads'.
She added: 'He was good to the kids and he would worry about them crossing the street or getting lost and said' Hold hands now'.
'But he always seemed a bit lost and I'm not surprised that he's upset about his girlfriend and blaming her for what he's done.
'I saw him at the casino a couple of times and he would remind me that he always had a crush on me.
'One he asked me to sit next to him at the tables saying "Be my queen... be my lucky charm". But I wasn't interested. I just went home.'
Another local woman Charisse Leonard, 28, said: 'I thought he was confused about his sexuality and could even have been gay. (