Skip to comments.Horrifying Journal Entry: "Kill Johanna. She Must Die"
Posted on 05/08/2009 12:46:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Police responding to the fatal shooting of a Wesleyan University student found a journal with an entry saying "I think it okay to kill Jews and go on a killing spree."
Another entry in the journal read "Kill Johanna. She must Die," according to an arrest warrant released Friday.
Stephen P. Morgan, 29, was arrested Thursday night after seeing his photo in a newspaper and asking a convenience store clerk to call police. Officers found him standing outside the store, 10 miles from the bookstore where Johanna Justin-Jinich was gunned down by a man wearing a wig Wednesday.
Morgan was arraigned Friday in Middletown Superior Court. A judge increased his bond to $15 million.
Police found Morgan's journal inside the bookstore, according to the warrant. Morgan's father identified his son as the man seen in bookstore surveillance photos and told investigators his son was a loner who kept a journal and was known to make anti-Semitic comments, according to the warrant.
The composition book also had an entry dated May 6 at 11 a.m. - about two hours before Justin-Jinich was killed - that mentioned seeing all of the beautiful and smart people at Wesleyan.
Justin-Jinich, of Timnath, Colo., came from a Jewish family, and her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor.
Authorities in New York said Morgan and Justin-Jinich had known each other since at least 2007, when Justin-Jinich filed a harassment complaint against him while they were enrolled in a summer class at New York University. In the complaint filed in July of that year, Justin-Jinich said Morgan called her repeatedly and sent her insulting e-mails.
One of the e-mails warned: "You're going to have a lot more problems down the road if you can't take any (expletive) criticism, Johanna." Both were interviewed by university police, but Justin-Jinich decided not to press charges.
Morgan's father, James, told police in Marblehead, Mass., he last saw his son on May 5 and that his son told him he had decided to move to Newport, R.I., and had taken all his belongings. Police checked Morgan's bedroom, where they said they found a box full of ammunition and an empty handgun holster.
Police said they found a red 2001 Nissan Sentra - with Colorado license plates and registered to Morgan - in the bookstore parking lot. They said there was a handgun case partially opened in the vehicle and two handgun magazines.
One witness, Susan Gerdhart, 22, told police she was paying for a salad when she heard four loud popping noises. She turned to see smoke in the air and bullet casings on the ground and faced the suspect, who fired three more shots, according to the warrant.
"Gerdhart noticed that the female behind the counter was no longer standing and the suspect was standing over the counter with a gun in his hand pointed at the floor," the warrant states.
Employees in the basement said they heard a loud noise coming from a conveyor belt and then saw a man do a somersault and jump off.
"Don't say anything or I'll shoot," the man said, pointing a gun at the employees, according to the warrant.
Police responding to the scene found the victim moaning and shaking on the floor. In the basement, police said they found a baseball cap, glasses, a laptop computer and a brown colored wig on the floor.
Police said they found a gun at the scene and seven shell casings. The composition book had no name on it, but was found inside a computer bag near where the wig was found, police said.
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"I dodged a bullet on Wednesday and some poor Jewish girl got it instead," said the 32-year-old veteran, who referred to Morgan as "Psycho Steve" and asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. "I don't want him getting out of jail and trying to find me. He threatened to kill me so many freaking times. I didn't think he'd actually go through with it." Morgan's former Naval acquaintance who is Jewish, like Justin-Jinich said he met the now-accused murderer while in the United Arab Emirates in 1999.
Is there anything about his time/experiences in the UAE in the military and his antisemitism?
There is a season for all things, and this seems to me to be the season for evil. This too shall pass.
No, this season is only just beginning, from fathers stopping on bridges and throwing thier children off and worse, this are just the beginning of the horrors ...
What “group” does the Craigslist med student serial killer hail from?
That guy looks disturbingly like the Son of Sam killer.