I'm probably going to get raked over the coals for this, but I really want to say it.
A teeny, tiny bit of me feels bad for him. I read that NYT bestseller about Columbine and it really gave me a different perspective on things. How we all thought these kids were bullied and whatnot, so they went nutso and did terrible things. But they really were super depressed (Kliebold) and suffering from serious mental illness (Harris).Of course that doesn't excuse anything they did, it just made me realize that it must be fuckings awful to live with a head like that. So yeah, the little part of me that feels bad for him is because of that. I've been hearing "experts" talking about people having psychotic breaks in their 20s. Let's say that's what is going on, this kid lives a "normal" life and is smart and all of that, and then just snaps. Can you imagine hearing voices? Not being able to distinguish between what is real and what is not? Of course I'm assuming that's what is going on with this guy but, still, it's really scary to think about.
But yeah, this kid is still responsible for what he did. I don't believe he was insane and not in control of his actions. He obviously planned to do what he did for awhile. And again, I think he should rot in jail for the rest of his life.
And I'm about to leave work, so this is a post and run. Sorry.