“A man who police say trapped and killed three co-workers inside a closed northeast Pennsylvania grocery store overnight Thursday left an online trail behind that includes praise for the 1999 Columbine High School shooters and expressions of deep frustration about the world around him.”
“Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell said a Twitter feed that includes a 42-minute film about a violent massacre, posted about the time of the killings, is believed to have belonged to 24-year-old Randy Stair of Dallas, Pennsylvania.
In that film, Stair praised Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold as heroes and kissed and fondled a loaded shotgun.”
“His 42-minute film, “The Westborough High Massacre/Goodbye,” was apparently posted with other material on Twitter about the time of the attack.
It begins with a bitter narrative about his frustration over not getting help or the response he wanted to produce the film.
“I’ve been stepped on my whole life; not anymore. …I’ve had enough of this putrid planet and I’m going to leave my mark,” he wrote in the film.
That was followed by footage of him loading shotguns and putting on a T-shirt similar to one he wore last night, Mitchell said. He also depicted himself using a shotgun for target practice.
He tweeted a link to his journal, a purple spiral notebook scribbled with words “Sandy Hook” ”Dylan Klebold,” ”Eric Harris,” ”9/11″ and “OKC,” referencing other massacres and terrorist attacks.
Mitchell said Stair texted what was basically a suicide note to his mother at 12:37 a.m. She was asleep.”