New details have emerged about the Columbine-obsessed Illinois woman, Lindsay Souvannarath, and her alleged plot to prompt a mass shooting. Souvannarath and her two alleged accomplices in the thwarted Valentine’s Day massacre appeared in court for the first time earlier today.
Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath, 23, from Geneva, Illinois was ushered into court with her alleged co-conspirator, Randall Steven Shepherd, 20, from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The pair have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
Teachers who worked with Lindsay Souvannarath reportedly described her as a talented, yet “disturbed” writer.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Souvannarath has been described as a “clean-cut American high school girl” who turned into a “goth” obsessed with Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. Souvannarath and her “Nazi” friends allegedly plotted a mass shooting at a mall in order to kill “Jews.”
Fellow suspected mass shooting plotter, James Gamble, 19, killed himself when police arrived to arrest him on Friday. Another Halifax, Canada, mall mass shooting suspect, an unnamed 17-year-old individual, has been released from custody. Brian Brennan of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said three long-barrel rifles were recovered from Gamble’s house.
College Professor Charles Aukema talked about Lindsay.
“She [Lindsay Soubannarath] knew how to put together a sentence and she had a command of detail. Sometimes, it was pretty sick detail. It’s like a method actor trying to get into the mindset of a killer and then becomes a serial killer. I thought she was quite an introvert. It just seemed like she had no friends whatsoever.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Professor Aukema taught the suspected mass shooting plotter in 2012.
Souvannarath reportedly confessed to the Valentine’s Day massacre plot at the Halifax mall after being arrested upon her arrival at a Canadian airport.
“Based on what we know so far, it would have been devastating. Mass casualties would have been a real possibility,” Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay said. “This appeared to be a group of murderous misfits that were coming here, or living here, and were planning to wreak havoc and mayhem in our community.”
The mass shooting plot was thwarted shortly before the massacre was scheduled to take place. Law enforcement officers reportedly received a tip from an unnamed individual. Lindsay Souvannarath, Randall Shepherd, and James Gamble had reportedly been chatting online for quite a long time. Their posting allegedly included supportive statements about Adolf Hitler, David Duke – former KKK leader, and white supremacy groups.
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