Photo of George Sodini from lalate.com.
I am watching the press conference right now, just chilling. Apparently, he hated women and was punishing them for not dating him.
The women he killed: Heidi Obermier, Elizabeth Gannon, and Jody Billingsley.
Police: Pennsylvania man who attacked gym had 4 guns
On Tuesday night, the gunman walked into his gym wearing workout gear and a headband, entered a "Latin impact" dance aerobics class and placed a duffel bag on the ground. He rooted around in the bag for a moment, turned off the lights, took out at least two guns and started shooting.The man has been identified as George Sodini, age 48, and like everyone else these days, he had a blog.
Three women were killed and nine women were wounded. Police say he may have fired as many as 52 shots before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.
"He walked right into the room where the shootings occurred as if he knew exactly where he was going," Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said. "I think he went in with the idea of doing what he did."
Pretty sordid stuff, too. Sodini claimed he hadn't had sex since 1990 and had no girlfriend since the 80s. As a result, he hated women and blamed us for his profound unhappiness. Yes, deja vu all over again; he'd be right at home on any Men's Rights blog!
ABC-News has posted some blog excerpts:
I was reading several posts on different forums and it seems many teenage girls have sex frequently. One 16 year old does it usually three times a day with her boyfriend. So, err, after a month of that, this little ____ has had more sex than ME in my LIFE, and I am 48. One more reason. Thanks for nada, b----! ByeBut he also claims to be worth over $250,000 and to have a child that he has never seen. He was a lot better off than many men.
And then, there is this blog entry:
Maybe soon, I will see God and Jesus. At least that is what I was told. Eternal life does NOT depend on works. If it did, we will all be in hell.Yes, it does. Surprise, George. How's the view from hell?
Like the Baptist billboards here in the south say: Whew, it's hot!
My prayers, novenas, sympathies and healing wishes go out to survivors and families.
EDIT: Mitch Marconi (Post Chronicle) reports that the woman said to be the mother of Sodini's child is... dead. (Oh man, calling Ann Rule. Is that suspicious or what?)
The blog entry on Sordini's site said "Lee Ann Valdiserri had my baby in early 1991. Haven't seen her since she was about four months into it. I knew her sister, Chris, from high school."Let's hope this was death from natural causes... it appears it might have been a risky endeavor to be a female anywhere in George's immediate vicinity.
Lee Ann Valdiserri's is reportedly dead according to online obituaries and a myspace blog of her dead nephew.