William Spengler, the 62-year-old ex-con who killed two firefighters in Webster, New York before setting his house on fire with his sister in it, left a chilling note for the world. As of now investigators are staying mum on the full context of the typed two- to three-page letter, and where it was found, but they released one incredibly disturbing line -- a line that is clear proof that Spengler should have never been released from jail 15 years ago after he was imprisoned for killing his grandmother with a hammer.
Police Chief Gerald Pickering said of the note that "there was some rambling in there and some intelligence we need to follow up on," but revealed this one line left by Spengler: "I still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood I can burn down, and do what I like doing best, killing people."
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Wow. The fact that Spengler was in possession of weapons such as a pump-action shotgun, a .38-caliber revolver, and a .223-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression -- the same make and caliber weapon used by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut -- is disconcerting enough. But what makes things all the more disturbing is that Spengler spent only 17 years in prison for "hammer slaying" his grandmother. Originally, Spengler was charged with murder for this death, but he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter -- supposedly to spare his family a trial.
I think it goes without saying that there are some major changes that need to take place in the government -- both in terms of gun control and the justice system. I mean, how does a man who beat his grandmother to death able to plead guilty to a lesser charge? And then get out on parole?
What do you think of this?