Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree at the UC Santa Barbara campus on May 23 was one of the most devastating to date — but it wasn’t even as gruesome as he had planned. With the release of his 141-page manifesto, new haunting details are coming to light about the deranged 22-year-old’s secret plans to take a huge number of innocent lives.
Elliot Rodger, 22, ultimately killed six innocent people and injured 13 more on May 23 when he went on a shooting spree near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus. In a deeply disturbing 141-page manifesto, titled “My Twisted World,” Elliot detailed just how much further he wanted to take his massacre. Please beware that the information below is very detailed — and disturbing.
Elliot Rodger’s Wanted To Kill “Every Single Person” In Isla Vista
In the terrifying manifesto, which Elliot sent to dozens of people including his parents before going on the rampage, he described in detail how he wished to destroy an entire community — and all of the people who live there. “The plan was to destroy the entirety of Isla Vista, and kill every single person in it, or at least kill as many popular young people I could before the police arrive and I’d have to kill myself,” Elliot wrote in his manifesto (You can read it in full here).
The shooter explained in length that he was driven to such anger and unforgivable acts because he had been repeatedly rejected by women, specifically a high school crush named Monette Moio. “I hated her so much, and I will never forget her. I started to hate all girls because of this,” Elliot wrote.
Elliot also detailed that he would kill the people he lived with. “I knew that when the Day of Retribution came, I would have to kill my housemates to get them out of the way,” he explained. Unfortunately, this is a promise he did follow through on — before his shooting spree, Elliot stabbed his three roommates, Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen, and Weihan Wang, to death.
Elliot Rodger Also Wanted To Murder His Step-Brother
On top of killing an entire community, his roommates and burning down a sorority house, Elliot also had plans to kill certain members of his family.
He wanted to kill his six-year-old step-brother, Jazz. “It will be a hard thing to do, because I had really bonded with my little brother in the last year, and he respected and looked up to me,” Elliot wrote, also adding that he’d kill his step-mom to get to his brother.
While we’re devastated at the shootings on May 23, we are grateful that the shooter was unable to kill as many as he wrote about in his horrifying manifesto. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, the Isla Vista community and the students of UCSB.
— Megan Ross