Racist mass murder suspect Dylann Roof began his hate-fueled descent when he lost at love, according to a report.
The 21-year-old white bigot who confessed to gunning down nine African-American parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., bore a grudge when a girl didn’t choose him, his cousin told The Intercept news website on Thursday.
The alleged hate-fueled killer “kind of went over the edge when a girl he liked starting dating a black guy two years back,” Scott Roof said.
He added, “Dylann liked her. The black guy got her. He changed. I don’t know if we would be here if not.” Roof then trailed off and hung up the phone, according to the publication.
The alleged shooter’s cousin had also mentioned “that white power music stuff” as contributing to his frame of mind.
But the purported rage stemming from a teenaged romantic rejection would place Roof in the vile company of woman-hating Santa Barbara, Calif. murderer Elliot Rodger, who whined about his middle school crushes in a manifesto before killing six people in May 2014.