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Look at me, look at me. Please.

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Elliot Rodger was 20 years old and had never kissed a girl. He said he’d been in college for more than two-and-a-half years and was still a virgin, a fact that tormented him. 

He sat in the driver’s seat of his car, recording the last video of his life, before setting out on a killing spree, stabbing three men to death in his apartment before driving to a sorority house at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he shot two women. He then fatally shot a man in a nearby convenience store before taking his own life. The sorority house, he claimed, is the hottest sorority at UCSB. The video is titled Retribution. YouTube has since removed it, but it has resurfaced in other avenues.

In the chilling video, Rodger is calm, coherent. His final words: “I have waited a long time for this. I will give you exactly what you deserve, all of you, all you girls who rejected me, looked down on me and, you know, treated me like scum while you gave yourselves to other men.

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