Apr 18 2007
As I posted earlier it is clear that Cho Seung-Hui had no ‘relationship’ with Emily Hilscher, the first person murdered on Monday, and therefore his attack on her in the early morning cannot be automatically laid down to a lover’s quarrel, or even a stalking event – yet:
Heather Haugh, 18, who had been off campus for the weekend, walked up to the dorm shortly before 7.30. She was planning to meet her roommate, Emily Hilscher, so they could walk to chemistry class together.
Police pulled her aside at the door. They told Ms Haugh that her roommate had been shot. They asked about Ms Hilscher’s romances. Ms Haugh told them her roommate had spent the weekend on another college campus with her boyfriend, Karl Thornhill.
There is no evidence that he even knew Ms Hilscher.
I know I am repeating this, but it was a premeditated set of actions Cho took that day. He was coldly methodical. Why did he kill Emily and her neighbor Ryan “Stack” Clark in the morning and not just continue to rampage in West AJ which had nearly 900 residents in it? Did he mean to divert police so he could go to Norris unabated? But that would run the risk of a lockdown and him not being able to find targets. None of this makes sense. He had a ‘deed to be done’ and announced on a website he was going to do some killing. He had training manuals on mass killing and he clearly disliked a lot about Western Culture. This was not a lover’s quarrel as so many assumed it was. And if it was a rampage why start small, stop and then go all out?