The Trench Reynolds Report

All Crime Is Personal

Orange Co. Shooting Suspect Obsessed With Columbine:

A little more background on the life of Alvaro Castillo…

The suspect’s mother, Victoria, and sister, also named Victoria, were present in the courtroom when Castillo was charged. Castillo smiled at them as he was brought in. The women did not comment, but they were visibly shaken during the court appearance.

A neighbor of the Castillo family, Tim Fluet, was also at the courthouse and described the family as friendly and kind. He said that Victoria Castillo had mentioned to him her son’s obsession with the Columbine shooting in Littleton, Colorado which occurred on April 20, 1999.

When asked by reporters how long he had been obsessed with the Columbine tragedy, he said, “Since I was ten.”

When asked why, he said he didn’t know.

Sheriff’s deputies said Castillo had a previous run-in with law enforcement. He told a law enforcement officer during a traffic stop on April 20th of this year — the seven-year anniversary of the Columbine shooting — that he was suicidal.

Why don’t parents do anything about unhealthy obsessions like this rather than let them go on for years?

He will appear in court again on September 11th for a probable cause hearing.

Coincidentally the birthday of Dylan Klebold. I bet that’s not lost on Castillo.

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