Man Said to Idolize Va. Tech Shooter Faces Trial
By Allison Klein, Washington Post Staff Writer
As the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre approaches, federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal case against a Nevada man who police say idolized shooter Seung Hui Cho, owned the same type of guns Cho used and sent threatening e-mails to two Tech students who had run-ins with Cho before the rampage.
In the e-mails, Johnmarlo Balasta Napa, 27, included a picture of Cho holding paper dolls with photos of the faces of the two students and the people he killed, according to court records. Napa is accused of sending the e-mails from the address email@example.com hours before the first anniversary of the April 16, 2007, shooting.
When Napa was arrested last year, police found 13 guns and three bulletproof vests in his house in Henderson, Nev., police said.
Bart McEntire, who worked on the case as a supervisory special agent in Roanoke for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said he thinks Napa posed a legitimate danger to public safety.
"The patterns of behavior are very much similar to persons who have committed violent school shootings in the past," McEntire said. "It is apparent they research each other's actions, document how they carry out those actions and start developing plans based on those past actions." [link]
I'm not at all comfortable with the authorities arresting people based on the "patterns of their behavior," but the alternative is ... Virginia Tech.
I hope they do some serious evaluation of this joker. He's an imbecile at least. And a very dangerous man at worst.