‘Incel’ blew off hand making explosives to target ‘hot cheerleaders’: feds
A sexually frustrated Virginia man blew off a hand while trying to make homemade explosives — ones he planned to use on a revenge attack on “hot cheerleaders,” according to federal prosecutors.
Cole Carini, 23, went to a health clinic in Richlands last Wednesday suffering from an amputated hand, amputated fingers on the opposite hand, and shrapnel wounds to the neck and throat, the Department of Justice said.
He claimed it was from a devastating lawnmower accident — but investigators found his garden overgrown, they say.
Instead, they found evidence of a recent explosion, with explosives materials, rusty nails, pipes and pieces of flesh, prosecutors said.
They also found parts of a scorched letter that referenced tension “as he now approached the stage of hot cheerleaders,” according to court documents.
“I will not be afraid of the consequences no matter what I will be heroic I will make a statement like Elliott Rodgers [sic],” he allegedly wrote, referring to the 22-year-old killer hailed as a leader of the “incel” movement.
Rodger killed himself in 2014 after killing six, including two women outside a sorority house near Santa Barbara, California.
He left behind a manifesto that has been a rallying point for the online “incels” — short for “involuntarily celibate” — who justify violence against women as revenge for rejecting them as sexual partners.
Carini was charged with making false statements to law enforcement. Online court records show he is being held in custody pending appointment of an attorney.
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