Teenybopper Killa’ jailed for online threats:
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about ‘Teenybopper Killa’ Darren Thompson. The last we heard he was being held without bond. To make a long story short he’s a 24-year-old hotel banquet chef who held a long-standing grudge with people going back to grade school. He’s a mutant who made various violent threats on the internet. When the police finally caught up with him he had a cache of weapons. Check the link above for all the details.
Well, apparently he was found guilty because he was sentenced to up to three years in prison in Tuesday.
The self-proclaimed “Teenybopper Killa” was sentenced yesterday to prison after admitting in Superior Court that he made online threats against people who had picked on him when he was in high school.
Darren Thompson, 24, of Shrewsbury was sentenced by Judge Kathe Tuttman to 2.5 to 3 years in MCI-Cedar Junction after pleading guilty to a litany of weapons charges.
On Nov. 30, 2006, police searched Thompson’s home at 12 Whitehall Circle in Shrewsbury and seized from his bedroom an SKS assault rifle, ammunition, knives, “A List of People to Kill” (which included his mother) and a homemade “ugly stick” – a baseball bat with protruding nails to be used, in his words, for “bashing people until they are ugly.”
Thompson threatened online to “kidnap, cut up” and “blow off” the heads of what were described as preppies and teenyboppers who bullied him at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough and in New Castle, Del. On the Internet Movie Database and other Web sites last fall, he also claimed he was stockpiling weapons.
Thompson made 250 printed pages of postings on the IMDb Web site between Oct. 10 and Nov. 27, 2006.
Assistant Attorney General Wendoly Ortiz Langlois yesterday read Thompson’s Sept. 26, 2006, posting on IMDb that stated, “I wanna take my hate off-line and bring it into the real world.”
Langlois urged Tuttman to sentence Thompson to five years in prison, followed by 10 years probation.
The prosecutor said she found it “disturbing that a kid so young could have such demonic views.”
According to authorities, Thompson’s hit list was categorized by school grade, starting in the sixth grade and ending with classmates at Assabet Valley. Thompson’s mother, Janet, and brother, Liam, were also on the list, according to court documents.
You know, there really comes a time when you have to let go. Like the day you get out of high school, not 5 years after the fact. Plus he had a hit list that people on it going back to grade school? Grow up already.
Police also found Thompson’s diary, which included a list of people he likes and dislikes, drawings of guns and violent scenes and pages where he showed his admiration for Columbine High School student Eric Harris, who, along with Dylan Klebold, killed 13 students and a teacher at the Colorado high school in 1999.
Thompson said little in court yesterday. When Tuttman asked him if Langlois’ description of the facts was correct, he replied, “Yes, ma’am.”
Thompson’s probation includes not contacting those on his hit list, electronic monitoring, mental health evaluations and not owning any weapons.
I hope these won’t be Cho Seung-Hui type mental health evaluations. You know the kind, where if the court ordered visits aren’t followed through there’s no repercussions.