Seattle Pacific University gunman Aaron Ybarra, testified in court earlier this week and his testimony was not without spectacle. In his testimony Yabrra claims that he heard the voice of Columbine coward Eric Harris.
“I was hearing Eric Harris’ voice, but before that I felt God talking to me and saying something in my heart,” Ybarra said during questioning by defense attorney Ramona Brandes.
He also claims that he had heard Harris’ voice in his head for years. Ybarra also testified that he didn’t know the shooting that killed SPU student Paul Lee was real until he was in the back of a police cruiser.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Ybarra actually believed that he heard the voice of Harris. As I’ve posted previously, Ybarra is what’s know as a columbiner, that’s basically a school shooting fanboy. I’ve been researching columbiners even before they were called that. An inordinate number of them claim to have had some sort of supernatural encounter with one of the Columbine cowards. The one story that sticks out in my mind, even to this day, is a story I read on a pro-Columbine message board. A grown woman had claimed to have had sex with the ghost of Dylan Klebold, and had his ghost babies. I wish I was making that up.
The reason I think that Ybarra is going with the ever so popular ‘I heard voices’ defense is because his attorney is pursuing an insanity defense. In my opinion that’s a bold strategy to take since, to my knowledge, that defense has never worked for a living American school shooter.
Also according to Ybarra’s testimony it was the pepper spray that was used to subdue him that made him claim to police that he intended to kill people at the school.
Ybarra replied: “The pepper spray was too strong,” referring to his capture by student safety monitor Jon Meis. “I was talking too fast … It was making my mind feel worse.”
He went on to testify that he had a hard time “concentrating on telling the truth” because of the effects of pepper spray.
“The pepper spray was messing me up,” he said.
I’ve never had the misfortune of being pepper sprayed but I’ve never heard of claiming to want to kill as many as people as possible as a side effect.
Considering that Ybarra went off his meds to ‘feel the hate’, it’s obvious that Ybarra knew right from wrong at the time of the shooting. Just like every other school shooter that claimed insanity, the only malady effecting Ybarra’s reasoning is an acute case of fakeritis.