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INTERVIEW: Attorney Weighs in on Recordings Released in Waseca Case

Updated: 07/30/2014 11:31 AM
Created: 06/25/2014 6:23 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

A Minnesota teenager accused of planning to massacre his family and high school classmates mocked the attacks on the Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook Elementary School as "pretty lame" and "pathetic" and said he idolized one of the Columbine gunmen, according to recordings of his police interrogation.
   
In the two recordings released Tuesday, John LaDue calmly described his plan to "dispose of" his family, set a fire as a diversion and use explosives and guns to attack his school. He said he thought it would be "fun" and that he was following his idol, Eric Harris, who alongside Dylan Klebold slaughtered 13 people and injured 26 more before committing suicide at Columbine High School in 1999.
    
The teen told police he was not targeting anyone specific at the school.

Criminal defense attorney Christa Groshek, who is not connected to this case, weighs in on the release of these recordings.

Read the full story here.


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