For once California does something right. After sentencing a man who planned a 2001 attack on his community college to seven years in prison, was re-sentenced today after appeals to 80 years in prison. This is what you get for being a mutant…
Farris said police searching DeGuzman’s home found massive amounts of writings and a 19-minute audiotape detailing his plot to kill as many people as possible at the college in emulation of his heroes, Columbine High School shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
Apparently he was another coward just like his “heroes”.
This is actually the first time I’ve heard of this but I found this article with some interesting quotes.
They found DeGuzman’s bed room stacked from top to bottom with sophisticated handmade bombs, some of which were booby-trapped with detonators that would go off if someone handled them, Miceli said.
Police also found a map of De Anza College, marked with locations where bombs would be placed, and a tape recording that investigators believe DeGuzman made Monday outlining his plot, Miceli said.
DeGuzman’s voice is heard on the tape apologizing to the press, his family and friends for what he was about to do, Miceli said.
Miceli said DeGuzman had specific targets in mind, but he declined to elaborate on the intended victims. And although there was no suicide note, detectives said they believed DeGuzman had planned to die during the bloody attack.
Investigators seized two rifles, a sawed-off rifle and a sawed-off shotgun from the house.
Again this was while he was living at his parents’ house. Granted he was 19 at the time of his arrest but once again if the parents just did some checking their son may not be spending the rest of his life in jail. Whatever happened to “you live under my roof, you live under my rules”? Makes you wonder what the parents were busy doing.
Ultimately though it is Al DeGuzman’s responsibility. Unlike his “heroes” he didn’t escape justice and now has the next 80 years to think about it. Too harsh of a sentence you say? I say it’s perfect. Let it be a warning to all other would be Harris and Klebolds out there. This is what you really have to look forward to.