Santa Monica Shooter Left Apology Note

John Zawahri shows remorse for killing father, brother, but no anger
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2013 8:17 AM CDT
Santa Monica Shooter Left Apology Note
An evidence photo showing a bag and cartridge magazines is among several new evidence photos of the June 9 shooting rampage.   (AP Photo/Santa Monica Police)

Santa Monica shooter John Zawahri showed no signs of anger in a three-page, handwritten farewell note found on his body, said authorities at a news conference last night. What it contained: an apology for killing his father and brother, a farewell to friends, and an expression of hope that his mother would be taken care of money-wise. What it didn't: a motive for the shooting spree. "We believe that his mental health challenges likely played a role in his decisions to shoot and kill," said the Santa Monica police chief, per the Los Angeles Times. (More Santa Monica stories.)

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