Wesleyan Suspect Wrote 'It's OK to Kill Jews'

Cops say Morgan's journal contained anti-Semitic comments, murder threats
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2009 8:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – Stephen Morgan wrote murderous and anti-Semitic comments in his journal the day he is accused of killing a Wesleyan student, according to court papers seen by the New York Times. “I think it okay to kill Jews, and go on a killing spree at this school,” wrote the Navy vet and graduate of an elite Roman Catholic prep school in Massachusetts. He also wrote, “Kill Johanna. She must die.” Cops believe he shot Johanna Justin-Jinich hours later.

Morgan, whose Navy nickname was "Psycho Steve," a former buddy tells the New York Post, made an issue of Justin-Jinich's half-Jewish heritage in dozens of emails he sent harassing her after they took the same course in 2007. Morgan is described as "a loner, quiet, not having many friends" by his father in the arrest affidavit, which notes, "he has known him to make anti-Jewish comments.”