After opening fire on Alison Parker, a 24-year-old reporter for WDBJ-TV inVirginia, and Adam Ward, her 27-year-old cameraman, Bryce Williams (pictured) reportedly faxed a 23-page manifesto to ABC News before calling up the network to confess to the killings.
ABC published portions of the document, which reveal Williams’ claim that one of his motivations for the shootings was the mistreatment he felt he received for being a gay black man.
Gawker reports that he was also inspired by Virginia Tech shooter Seung Hui Chon (“That’s my boy right there”) and, oddly enough, the Charleston massacre allegedly carried out by white supremacist Dylann Roof.
From ABC News:
In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “suicide Note for Friends and Family.”