Mitchell Kusick busted for alleged plot to kill Obama, murder trick-or-treaters
|In this Facebook photo, Kusick noted that he was training for an Oktoberfest triathlon.|
Regarding his interest in assassinating Obama, he insisted that his motivation wasn't political. Indeed, he said he "believes he has done a good job with the hand he was dealt." His motivation, then, was notoriety of the sort obtained by James Holmes, whose attack on the Century 16 had struck close to home; he said his mom was in the mental health field and had been among the first responders to the July 20 tragedy.
He had studied the theater assault, Kusick said, and had theories about errors made by Holmes -- and how he would have done things differently. Nonetheless, he noted that "I share an understanding of his situation."
His empathy with Holmes could well be even greater now, since both of them are behind bars. Look below to see the 9News report, followed by the aforementioned criminal complaint.
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