The gunman in the gym shooting in Pennsylvania left numerous online clues as to his plans, but the question now is why no one noticed.
Around 8PM on August 4th, 48-year-old George Sodoni walked in to the LA Fitness branch in a suburb of Pittsburgh. He then strode into an aerobics class, flipped off the lights and opened fire with handguns on the women in the class. By the time he finally killed himself he had wounded nine women and killed three. The dead included:
Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt made a statement shortly after 2 AM local time this morning about the wonunded that said, “Some of them are undergoing surgery, some of them are in critical condition, others were treated and released.”
Now in the aftermath of this sensless violence, there comes the discovery that he kept a blog at GeorgeSodoni.com, however it appears his site may have been deleted. CNN and The Inquisitr provide numerous entries from his blog that were salvaged.
November 5, 2008:
Planned to do this in the summer but figure to stick around to see the election outcome.
December 22, 2008:
Time is moving along. Planned to have this done already. I will just keep a running log here as time passes. Many of the young girls here look so beautiful as to not be human, very edible. After joining this gym, started lifting weights and like it.
December 24, 2008:
Moving into Christmas again. No girlfriend since 1984, last Christmas with Pam was in 1983. Who knows why. I am not ugly or too weird. No sex since July 1990 either (I was 29).
December 25, 2008:
He chooses January 6, 2009 as his target time.
January 5, 2009:
Every evening I am alone, and then go to bed alone. … Why should I continue another 20+ years alone? I will just work, come home, eat, maybe do something, then go to bed (alone) for the next day of the same thing. This is the Auschwitz Syndrome, to be in serious pain for so long one thinks it is normal. I cannot wait for tomorrow!
January 6, 2009:
It is 8:45PM. I chickened out! [Expletive] I brought the loaded guns, everything. Hell!
May 5, 2009:
To pull the exit plan off, it popped into my mind to just use some booze. After the gym, I stopped at Shop N Save and got a fifth of vodka and a small bottle of Jack Daniels.
May 18, 2009:
There are 30 million desirable women in the US (my estimate) and I cannot find one. Not one of them finds me attractive. These problems have gotten worse over a 30-year period. I need to expect nothing from me or other people.
August 2, 2009:
The biggest problem of all is not having relationships or friends, but not being able to achieve and acquire what I desire in those or many other areas. Everthing stays the same regardless of the effert I put in. If I had control over my life then I would be happier. But for about the past 30 years, I have not
August 3, 2009: (last entry before he carried out the killings)
I took off today, Monday, and tomorrow to practice my routine and make sure it is well polished. I need to work out every detail, there is only one shot. Also I need to be completely immersed into something before I can be successful. I haven’t had a drink since Friday at about 2:30. Total effort needed. Tomorrow is the big day.
Unfortunately I talked to my neighbor today, who is very positive and upbeat. I need to remain focused and absorbed COMPLETELY. Last time I tried this, in January, I chickened out. Lets see how this new approach works.
Maybe soon, I will see God and Jesus. At least that is what I was told. Eternal life does NOT depend on works. If it did, we will all be in hell. Christ paid for EVERY sin, so how can I or you be judged BY GOD for a sin when the penalty was ALREADY paid. People judge but that does not matter. I was reading the Bible and The Integrity of God beginning yesterday, because soon I will see them.
I will try not to add anymore entries because this computer clicking distracts me.
Also, any of the “Practice Papers” left on my coffee table I used or the notes in my gym bag can be published freely. I will not be embarased, because, well, I will be dead. Some people like to study that stuff. Maybe all this will shed insight on why some people just cannot make things happen in their life, which can potentially benefit others.
There was also an odd miscellaneous section of his site:
1. Probably 99% of the people who know me well don’t even think I was this crazy. Told by at least 100 girls/women over the years I was a “nice guy”. Not kidding.
2. Lee Ann Valdiserri had my baby in early 1991. Haven’t seen her since she was about four months into it. I knew her sister, Chris, from high school.
3. Net worth slightly more than $250K, (after all debt) as of end of 2008.
4. Death Lives!
It is amazing that any one could have read any of these and not have a red flag go up in their head that something was very, very wrong here.
My deepest condolences to the families of the women who lost their lives.