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Toronto Spa Killer Pleads Guilty, Says He Was 'Born' an Incel

Toronto teen killed woman, injured 2 others in 2020 stabbings

(Newser) - Update: The now-20-year-old who went on a stabbing spree at a Toronto massage parlor when he was 17, killing one woman and injuring another woman and a man, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and attempted murder. He still faces terror charges not covered by the plea. The killer,...

Secret Service: Don't Ignore Incel Warning Signs

Report calls for behavioral assessment to prevent mass killings

(Newser) - Men who consider themselves anti-feminists, male supremacists, or "incels"—"involuntary celibates"—have killed dozens of people in attacks in recent years and more attention needs to be paid to warning signs, the Secret Service said in a report released Tuesday. Experts at the agency's National...

Ohio Man Allegedly Plotted to Gun Down Sorority Girls

Tres Genco, a self-identified incel, was arrested on federal charges Wednesday

(Newser) - Investigators say Tres Genco intended to kill as many as 3,000 people, specifically sorority girls at an unnamed Ohio university. The 21-year-old never got beyond the planning stage, say federal law enforcement officials who arrested the Ohio man—a self-identified "incel," or "involuntary celibate"—Wednesday....

Man Guilty in Deadly Van Attack 'Fueled by Misogyny'

Alek Minassian claimed he was not criminally responsible owing to autism diagnosis

(Newser) - A Canadian man who plowed a van into pedestrians in Toronto in 2018 has been found guilty of all 26 counts against him. Alek Minassian was convicted of 10 counts of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court; he faces an automatic life sentence. Justice...

Toronto Van Attack Suspect: 'I Accomplished My Mission'

He said he was in contact with Elliot Rodger

(Newser) - A newly released video shows a man who allegedly used a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto telling police that he's part of an online group of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex. Alek Minassian, 26, is accused of driving a rental van...

Before Van Attack, He Didn't Know How to Put It in Drive
Before Van Attack, Rental Staff
Laughed as He Drove Away
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Before Van Attack, Rental Staff Laughed as He Drove Away

Alek Minassian didn't know how to put in drive, according to 'Toronto Life' profile

(Newser) - One year after a van plowed into pedestrians on Toronto's busy Yonge Street, Toronto Life magazine has done a deep dive into the life of the man accused in the attack. Alek Minassian is 26 now, awaiting trial on 10 counts of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder....

Frustrated Virgin Threatened Mass Shooting, Police Say

Man, 27, posted that he'd kill 'as many girls as I see'

(Newser) - Saying that “all I wanted was to be loved,” a 27-year-old Denver man posted on Facebook that he planned to kill “as many girls as I see” because he’s a virgin who’s never had a girlfriend, police said. Christopher Cleary is being held without bail...

Chilling Post Links Toronto Suspect to 'Incel' Subculture

He vowed to overthrow 'Chads and Stacys'

(Newser) - A Facebook message posted minutes before Monday's horrific attack in Toronto appears to link suspect Alek Minassian to the same twisted subculture that inspired California mass killer Elliot Rodger in 2014. In the post, which Facebook has confirmed is genuine, Minassian praises Rodger as the "Supreme Gentleman" and...

Victims in Toronto Were 'Predominantly' Women

Online post by suspect in van attack suggests he may have resented women

(Newser) - The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women—a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one...

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