Andre Bing, the man who killed five people at Walmart, wrote a long “Death Note” in which he called his co-workers “idiots” for comparing him to a notorious cannibal serial killer, officials said Friday.
“They made fun of me and said I looked like Jeffrey Dahmer… “Sorry, everyone, but I didn’t plan this. I swear I wasn’t led by the Devil,” Bing wrote before killing six of his coworkers in the break room at the start of their night shift on Tuesday.
Dahmer was a well-known lone killer who killed 17 young men. He tried to turn some of them into s*x zombies, and he ate body parts from others. In 1994, he was killed in prison.
Chesapeake Virginia police released Bing’s redacted screed, which was found during a forensic analysis of the suspect’s phone after he killed people and then killed himself.
Officials also said that Bing, who lived alone and had no criminal record, bought the murder weapon, a 9mm handgun, legally on the morning of the shooting spree.
In his scary manifesto, Bing, who was 31 years old, said he was sorry for what he was about to do and blamed others for making fun of him.
“My real goal was never to kill anyone. If you got to know me, you would see that I was one of the kindest people in the world.” “My only wish would have been to start over from scratch and for my parents to have paid more attention to my social deficit,” Bing wrote.
He wrote that a female coworker had a “demonic aura,” but he also blamed her for not taking the time to get to know him. In one passage, the 31-year-old regretted not being able to find a wife who shared his obsessions. He wrote, “I just wanted a wife who was as tied to thought as I was, but I didn’t deserve a wife.”
Bing said, “I have a special place in my heart for her because my mother died from cancer.” He meant that he wanted to help a coworker who seemed to have cancer.
“My God, forgive me for what I’m going to do,” he wrote at the end of the letter. At the same time, a Facebook post from 2017 has been found that seems to show that Bing has had a history of mental illness.
In September 2017, the gunman’s brother, Pervis Bing, wrote on Facebook: “My brother was fighting paranoid schizophrenia around this time, and life was kind of dark…”
The brother’s comment seems to match what Bing wrote about his mental state in his “Death Note”: “I failed my management team and everyone who ever loved me by making them think I was normal.”
Also on Friday, Chesapeake police finally said that the 16-year-old boy who was killed in Tuesday’s shooting spree was named Fernando Chavez-Barron.
Other victims have been named as Brian Pendleton, age 38, Kellie Pyle, age 52, Lorenzo Gamble, age 43, Randy Belvins, age 70, and Tyneka Johnson, age 22.
Police said that Bing, who worked as a night shift manager, went into the break room at the Chesapeake Walmart around 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday and started shooting at workers who were getting ready to go back to work.
One coworker who lived through the shooting said that Bing seemed to aim for specific people and kept shooting at some people even after they had been hit and looked dead.
Jessica Wilczewski said, “The way he was acting, it looked like he was going hunting.” “The way he looked at people’s faces and how he did what he did, he was picking people out.”
Some people who worked with Bing said he had a reputation for being an aggressive, if not the hostile boss who once said he had “anger issues.” But he could also make people laugh, and he seemed to deal with the usual stress at work that many people go through.
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