Man Who Tweeted He Might Kill His Roommate Is Now Accused Of Murder

Zachary Penton was seemingly obsessed with weapons and violence. He was also incredibly happy that buying guns was “so easy” in America.

Zachary Penton

Police in Gilbert, Arizona, have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly killing his 41-year-old roommate. The incident occurred during some sort of an altercation, which ended with suspect Zachary Penton allegedly fatally shooting Daniel Garofalo.

Penton called 911 and confessed to killing his roommate, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

While the incident is extremely tragic as is, what makes it even more disturbing is the fact that Penton had apparently been broadcasting his homicidal thoughts and obsession with guns on Twitter for all to read.

Just two days before he murdered Garofalo, Penton wrote this:

Penton’s social media account, which the authorities have not verified yet, appears to reveal a lot about his love for violence and weapons.

He also appeared very appreciative of the fact that getting a gun in America is extremely easy.

He also asked his followers if they would like to “go shooting” and retweeted several pro-gun tweets.

Daniel Garofalo

In fact, he had been tweeting about guns for quite some time.

Two months ago, he also posted this:

It is unclear if this is the same weapon allegedly used to kill the roommate.

Penton’s social media posts have prompted many to comment on how the authorities would have handled the situation if he wasn’t white.

They were also quick to point out how police usually deal with white suspects.

According to court documents obtained by the Arizona Republic, Penton told police that Garofalo, who owned the house, had been exhibiting bizarre behavior during the days leading up to the fight.

“Zachary said the homeowner had been acting irrational, and spoke about black holes and alternate universes which scared Zachary,” the police reportedly wrote in a probable cause statement. “Zachary said he was scared and that was why he shot the homeowner. When asked if he would change anything, Zachary said he would not and was OK with the outcome since he was not hurt.”

Penton is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder.

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