Gunman Mails Manifesto

By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2007 6:01 AM CDT
Blacksburg, Va., customers watch the NBC Nightly News as they dine in a local restaurant on Wednesday, April 18, 2007. Between his first and second bursts of gunfire, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui took a time out from his murder spree to mail a macabre package of videos, photographs and a delusional diatribe to NBC News. The images, posted between the dorm shootings and the carnage at Norris Hall, show him in combat gear, wielding the guns used in the massacre.

"You had a hundred billion ways to have avoided today,” he says in one video. “But you decided to spill my blood. You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option. Now you have blood on your hands that will never wash off.” Cho claims to have been inspired by the Columbine massacre; he calls its teenage perpetrators “martyrs.”