Cousin of NJ supermarket shooter: 'He was blank'

A cousin of the gunman in a New Jersey supermarket shooting spree says he has not been the same since his mother died about five years ago.

Shanteya Dyson in New York City tells The Associated Press that 23-year-old Terence Tyler didn't speak much after his mother died. She says "he was just blank."

Dyson says Tyler was discharged from the Marines in 2010 after he became ill and was hospitalized. She said she did not know what his illness was.

Authorities say Tyler killed two workers and himself at a Pathmark in Old Bridge around 4 a.m. Friday.