Senator Jon Tester’s Nephew Dead After Sword, Knife Attack

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Senator Jon Tester’s (D-MT) nephew Robert Tester was found dead on Tuesday after being attacked in his own home by a man allegedly armed with a sword and a knife.

Robert was 35 years old. He lived in Spokane, Washington, where his body was discovered.

According to the Daily Mail, Robert’s “eight-year-old daughter told the Spokane Country Sheriff that she was half asleep in bed with [her dad] when a man charged in the room with ‘a sword and a knife.'” The man allegedly told her “to stay in bed because he was going to kill her dad.”

At 7:30 a.m Tuesday, “an ax like maul and bags of cannabis were found next to Tester’s corpse which was discovered in ‘a large pool of blood.”

Police have not named a suspect, but they point to Robert’s last Facebook post to indicate he may have known an attack was imminent: “There’s gonna be some hard days ahead of us but I want you all to know that I was victimized by someone close to me. Someone I treated like a brother and trust. I love you all and hope you can understand my never-ending pain.”

Robert added: “He took my best friend from me and turned her life into darkness, thru drugs and manipulation.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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