Virginia Tech Killer Sent Photos, Letter to NBC TV between Two Shootings

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Virginia Tech Killer Sent Photos, Letter to NBC TV between Two Shootings Virginia Tech shooter levels a gun at the camera on one of the photos, sent to NBC News between the two shootings. Photo by NBC News

The gunman, who killed 32 people at Virginia Tech University before turning his gun on himself, has sent photos, videos and a letter of 23 pages to NBC News in the time between the two shootings.

The videos show Cho Seung-Hui, who waves guns or level the weapons at the camera.

The killer has also shot his long tirade, concerning the "rich kids," "debauchery," and "deceitful charlatans" at Virginia Tech.

"You have billions of chances to avoid what happened this day but you decided to shed my blood. You drove me into the corner. You have made the decision. Now your hands are stained with blood, which will never be washed away," the 23-year-old South-Korean student said.

The postmark shows the parcel has been sent one hour and 45 minutes after the first shooting in the university's dorm.

The package was received by the reporters two days after the severe rampage.
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Devil's Advocate - 21 Apr 2007 // 15:57:18

<no your post exactly advocated censorship>
No, uchak. It appears you have a comprehension problem. Try reading again. BTW, I only ASKED if you where and did not call you stupid. There is a difference. This is just another display of your inability to comprehend what people write...

Uchak - 21 Apr 2007 // 10:19:14

no your post exactly advocated censorship in this case and I when I object you not argue logically only call me stupid..glupak...prosnak..etc etc

I will try keep debate educated and civil and not resort to gutter (or street corner like your purported hang out on Maria Louisa and Blvd Slivnitsa)

but if provoked I must reply...but let's keep debate civil and high brow...
DA< you only cheapen yourself with name calling, debate like the smart lady you are! and it is Uchak, not Uchek, deary!

main point, this guy is nuts, but public has right to know. that is job of media reight?
plus cynically this psycho gave high ratings to NBC makes them lots of money by choosing them over ABC or CNN, so they should publish, defend free speech
and press freedom and make lots of money also...

Devil's Advocate - 20 Apr 2007 // 21:01:44


Maybe you are right... As quoted from the article (which made me cry, BTW)...

"Where did he die? In the heart of the academy, in the classroom," said Yakov Aboudi, a Tel Aviv University professor and friend who helped hire Librescu. "Was there a better place for him? It's where he wanted to be."

CreepyS - 20 Apr 2007 // 20:18:46


It is really very sad and ironic, but if you think of it, Prof. Libresku died as a hero in action, at his age it is very rare and maybe it is a better end than to retire and fade in hospitals or at home. So his relatives can be really very proud of him, and maybe his friends of his age are a bit jalous.

Devil's Advocate - 20 Apr 2007 // 20:05:47

Here is an example of something that they should be focusing on...

The tragedy of it all... He escaped the holocaust, and communism only to be gunned down at Tech!

Rollingstoned - 20 Apr 2007 // 14:22:05

Hi DA~

We don't disagree. I agree with you. I was just explaining why "management" decided to do what they did, that doesn't mean I agree with their decision.

I think that raving lunatics video should have been left on the cutting room floor or even better, in the garbage can.

You won't see that video anymore...they decided to stop airing it and that's a good thing.

Have a nice weekend. :-)

Devil's Advocate - 20 Apr 2007 // 13:45:10

I am sorry we disagree. I don't want censorship, but all this media focused on the mentally ill individual is getting a bit out of hand. I think the video perpetuated it. I just think there are better things to focus on from this story-instead of making Cho a household name...

Devil's Advocate - 20 Apr 2007 // 13:37:46

Shame on you for implying something that I did not say in my post and then trying to criticize me for your implication. Are you really that stupid?

Uchak - 20 Apr 2007 // 05:49:27

shame on you DA! Calling for censhorship, reality bites and is often hard to face...
this psycho was just that psycho, but the viewing public deserves to make thier own judgements,....if no like, us the remote control!!!

inteesting NBC DID censor much of the letter so you should be happy.

Rollingstoned - 20 Apr 2007 // 01:14:59


As you know, I am an employee of NBC. I am sorry to hear that you think we did a disservice by airing a SMALL part of the video and "manifesto" of that raving lunitics tyrade.

Some people applaud us for what we did and others are giving us heat. We (NBC) limited what you saw and heard, not out of censhorship but out of respect to the victims of this horrific tragedy. Not to mention that's what the "authorities" asked us to do.

NBC would never have released the contents of the "package" for ratings...FOX does that...we TRY not to.....

Anthrax laced letters addressed to Tom Brokaw and now this....what's next??

The guy was totally sick and if you saw and heard what I did, you'd pass out...

See you in Hamlin, NY this autumn! :-)

Devil's Advocate - 19 Apr 2007 // 22:02:19

Yes it is tragic, but NBC did us all a disservice by releasing the video. Who cares about the sick ramblings of a very ill and disturbed individual? He wanted to be known and now he is known for a horrific violent act. The media really continues to perpetuate the problem by focusing on the disturbed individual.

This type of thing always makes me think that the Ancient Egyptians where so right in their belief that to make yourself known (make a name for yourself) means that you will have eternal life. The only way to destroy that is to destroy one's name.

By publishing this rubbish the media is further ensuring that Cho's name will live forever. Some things are hard to avoid when they are in your face all of the time.

Anyways, just goes to show you that sensationalism sells.

snafu - 19 Apr 2007 // 21:43:51

Unbelievable... I wonder why no one caught him while he was making this--an hour and 45 mins is long enough to to warrant suspicious behavior (how did he make this video--could people have taken into question the unusual types of equipment being brought into the room?). Then they could have charged him with conspiracy and this whole massacre (NOT disaster) would have been averted...
So I guess that the students were right to guess that something's up with this guy. Unfortunately, it would have been an uphill battle to preemptively stop him. Innocent until proven guilty?

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