Secret Writings of Columbine Killer

december 5, 2001  10:51 am
"I'm full of hate and I love it." That's a sample of the secret writings of Columbine shooter Eric Harris, obtained by Westword. The story by Alan Prendergast reveals the explosive rage of a young killer -- and his power to manipulate others. The handwritten pages of Harris' diary "provide glimpses of a teenage terrorist who couldn't wait to carry out his violent fantasies, who was more virulently racist and more acutely psychotic -- batshit mad-dog crazy, in layman's terms -- than previously reported," Prendergast writes. Fully a year before the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, Harris had the plans for the massacre scribbled in his journal, along with his ambition to crash a plane into a New York City skyscraper, and his efforts to find a girlfriend before the coming apocalypse. Seized as evidence by police hours after the shooting and kept under wraps for more than two years, Harris' secret journal writings first saw light Tuesday on Westword's Web site.