COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Denver Post is reporting that the man who killed four people at a church and a missionary training center in Colorado Sunday had posted an anti-Christian rant online.
It is almost identical to a manifesto written by one of the teens who carried out the massacre at Columbine High School several years ago.
Matthew Murray had once been expelled from the missionary training center where the first shooting occurred. Officials have said revenge may have been the motive for the attacks.
Murray is believed to have posted messages on a Web site for people who have left evangelical religious groups.
KUSA-TV in Denver reports that the posts spanned several weeks, with the most recent appearing Sunday morning in the hours between the two attacks.
According to the station, Murray wrote that he wanted to kill and injure as many people as he could, adding "especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world."
Police have not commented on the writings.
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