Elliot Oliver Robertson Rodger is the prime suspect in a massacre that left six people dead and 13 injured in the college neighborhood of Isla Vista near University of California, Santa Barbara on Friday.
The attacker is among the fatalities.
In a press briefing, Sheriff Bill Brown called the gunman "mentally disturbed" and said it was "very apparent of the severe extent of how disturbed Mr. Rodger was."
The suspect’s father Peter Rodger was an assistant director for "The Hunger Games," a futuristic Hollywood blockbuster.
Two days after the mass murder, news outlets dug out the social networking pages and accounts of the shooter.
His disturbing YouTube “vlogs” confirmed that the 22-year-old was indeed a sick-minded person who was frustrated because “girls wouldn’t date him.”
In the last video he uploaded to YouTube, “Retribution,” Rodger said:
“Tomorrow is the day of retribution – the day in which I will have my revenge against humanity.”
"I've been going through college for two-and-a-half years now and in these two-and-a-half years I've had to rot in bleak and sad loneliness while other guys got to enjoy all of the pleasures of, you know, sex and socializing and partying," Rodger said. "I've never had a taste of that because no girl has given me a chance."
Towards the end he declared that he would commit an act of violence in the following hours:
“You deserve to be annihilated — and I'll give that to you. You never showed me any mercy, and so I will show you none. You forced me to suffer all my life, and now I'll make you all suffer. I've waited a long time for this."
His YouTube channel hosts around 20 videos, most of which were uploaded in the past week.
While some videos may look like normal video blogs of a college student who is interested in dancing and listening to music while driving, many other clips show how Rodger was a deeply lonely person who couldn’t accept the “injustice” that women were not interested in him despite his “good looks.”
While the police are looking into Rodger’s vlogs and his purported confessions, students and community members gathered in Isla Vista on May 24 for a candlelight memorial to remember the victims.
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