Several shocking details about the alleged UCSB mass murderer, Elliot Rodger, have surfaced since the shooting took place on Friday, May 23 not far University of California, Santa Barbara. However, this particular aspect may be an explanation for why Rodger snapped. Numerous news outlets have reported that he suffered from mental health problems. However, the latest allegations claim that he refused to take medication to better manage the problem.
According to Radar Online, a source close to Rodger’s family has opted to share inside details about his mental issues and personal problems he battled with that probably contributed to his actions. The source explained that Rodger reportedly “heard voices.” While some may question the source’s credibility, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office also reported that the mentally unstable 22-year-old “heard voices.”
“Elliot has always been troubled and couldn’t express himself,” the source recounted. “His parents did everything they could to help him. It seemed that Elliot suffered from extreme paranoia and heard voices, but it was impossible to properly diagnose because he just wouldn’t talk. Having been prescribed psychiatric medication, Elliot refused to take it,” the source explained. “Before moving from L.A. to Santa Barbara, he had been seeing a mental health professional for years, and his parents got a team of doctors for him to continue to see after his move. Their hearts break for the victims and their families.”
The source went on to explain that Rodger’s parents had reservations about him moving to Santa Barbara. However, they still opted to oblige. They have also reportedly went into hiding since their son allegedly killed six people before dying in a shoot out with police officers.
He thought that moving to Santa Barbara would make him happy, and his parents obliged. At first Elliot did really well academically in school at Santa Barbara City College (a community college about 30 minutes from the University of California Santa Barbara campus), but he had a hard time fitting in with the party scene. With that, Elliot became more isolated, and his grades began to suffer.”
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