Canada Halifax mall plotters admired Columbine killers

19:37  16 april  2018
19:37  16 april  2018 Source:   MSN

As Valentine's Day mall plot sentencing begins, new details from court records

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Illinois Woman Confessed to Halifax Mall Shooting Plot. Taking a look at 23-year-old Souvannarath’s social media accounts shows that she admired Hitler, the Columbine killers , David Duke and other white supremacists, serial killers and murderers.

One of the trio of plotters , Randall Steven Shepherd, 22, pleaded guilty last year to the same charge and was sentenced to a decade in jail. Online profiles showed that the co-conspirators had been exchanging unnerving messages for years, praising Hitler and the Columbine killers .

HALIFAX - The co-conspirators in the foiled Valentine's Day shooting plot at a Halifax mall admired the Columbine killers and hoped to themselves inspire other mass shootings, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge heard Monday.

"They both expressed enthusiasm for the pain/death they were going to cause," according to an agreed statement of facts presented at a sentencing hearing for 26-year-old Lindsay Souvannarath of Geneva, Illinois.

"They both deeply desired to achieve infamy and notoriety through the mass killing of others.

"They revelled in thinking about the pain and anguish their families would feel at their horrendous act. They hoped their massacre would inspire others to do the same."

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Halifax shooting plotters go to court today 2:20. A connection between the accused in the alleged plot to commit mass murder at a Halifax mall on Valentine's Day and the cult of Columbine on the web has shone a light on a fringe community that has existed largely in darker corners of the internet.

Columbine -inspired plotters planned to kill people at Halifax mall , then commit suicide. He told a Halifax -area news conference that police found three long-barreled rifles in the home of a third suspect, a 19-year-old who died before he could be arrested.

Souvannarath pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder last April, several months after Randall Steven Shepherd — a Halifax man described in court as the "cheerleader" of the shooting plot — was sentenced to a decade in jail.

A third alleged conspirator, 19-year-old James Gamble, was found dead in his Halifax-area home a day before the planned attack on the Halifax Shopping Centre.

The statement says Souvannarath and Gamble met online four days before the previous Christmas and discovered they both admired the Columbine massacre.

"Souvannarath and Gamble repeatedly stated that they were adopting the personas of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, respectively. They would often refer to each other by the nicknames of Harris (Reb) and Klebold (VoDKa)," the agreed statement said.

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TORONTO - Canadian police have foiled a plot by three suspects who were planning to go to a mall in Halifax , Nova Scotia, and kill as Along with photos of the Columbine High School massacre, there is also a quote from the Columbine shooters, saying: 'This is a weird time, weird life, weird existence.'

This is a comprehensive list of every known copycat of the Columbine killers , Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. The two shooters warned of a revolution of violence caused by the creepy autistic admirers they would have after their NBK.

"They would quote passages to each other from the publicly accessible journals of Harris and Klebold."

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Crown attorney Shauna MacDonald said Monday Souvannarath has failed to renounce her views, and remains an ongoing danger.

Luke Craggs, the defence attorney for Souvannarath, says he is recommending a sentence of 12 to 14 years, with credit for time served, while he said the Crown is recommending 20 years to life in prison.

The agreed statement said Gamble had been considering a mass killing and began to follow Souvannarath's blog — filled with racist and violent material and sub-titled "School Shooter Chic" — the previous December.

The two soon began communicating via Facebook and exchanged sexual messages and "expressed a shared connection to one another, a connection they had not felt before," according to the agreed statement.

"They believed their destiny was to commit this massacre."

It added: "She commented that committing a mass killing would punish the popular and hurt those who never understood her."

They planned to wear masks and use a shotgun and hunting rifle owned by Gamble's father, it said. After the massacre, they planned to then kill each other.

Butcher said 'sorry' after alleged killing .
A Halifax jury has heard that a blood-caked Nicholas Butcher told an officer he was "sorry," minutes after he informed a 911 dispatcher he had killed his girlfriend and tried to kill himself. The 14-member jury at Butcher's second-degree murder trial watched a video statement today from Sgt. Matthew MacGillivray, who arrested the law school graduate at Kristin Johnston's Halifax-area home on the morning of March 26, 2016.The Halifax police officer died of cancer in November 2017, and gave the sworn statement on Sept. 5, 2017, knowing he likely wouldn't be alive to testify at the 35-year-old man's trial.

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