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Kenneth Eng Inspired Seung-Hui Cho’s Virginia Tech Killing Spree

by | 3rd, May 2007

cho-seung-hui.jpg AN Asian Supremacist who penned a series of racist columns in an Asian newspaper is now claiming that he inspired Seung-Hui Cho’s Virginia Tech killing spree.

Kenneth Eng, a 23-year-old aspiring science fiction writer, says he would have gone on a rampage of his own while he was a student at New York University if he had been able to afford a gun.

“A part of me wishes I was Cho,” Eng told the Village Voice. “He is my hero.”

Eng showed the newspaper documents proving that he displayed many of the same characteristics that have been used to explain Cho’s rampage, such as stalking female classmates, being institutionalized and worrying university professors with hate-filled coursework.

“Frankly, I was planning on going to NYU and going on a rampage,” Eng told the Voice. “The only thing that stopped me was that I couldn’t afford a gun.”

Instead, Eng limited himself to claiming responsibility for inspiring Cho’s killing spree.

“It’s speculative but I think that there is a good chance that Cho may have read my work,” said Eng. “I might have had something to do with [the VT shootings] because it’s kind of conspicuous

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