“…now I have nothing to lose you are all going to pay for it,” wrote Barley on Facebook. “…got to get some help before I got on a killing spree… don’t f*** with me, I’m unstable…” Apparently, the police did not follow up on these warning signs. But Adams was not the only one with concerns about Barley, his character and his potential for violence.
“I’ve known Aaron since he was 17,” said a former friend to the Birmingham Mail in 2017. “…he always had the look of the devil in his eyes and spoke about death as if it was a game. He would actually describe himself as being like the devil, referencing his eyes. And whenever he disliked someone he would say he would kill them….”