02.17.10 8 years ago 7 Comments

Last June Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas was shot to death in the school’s weight room in front of students. The gunman: one of his former players.

The trial is underway for 24 year-old paranoid schizophrenic Mark Becker, who is looking at first degree murder charges. Thomas was the 2005 NFL High School Coach of the Year, and played a major role in bringing the town back from wreckage after a tornado destroyed 1/3 of it [emphasis added].

“He’s a devil, he’s a devil tyrant, he’s suppressing the kids out here,” Becker said of Thomas on the recording. “We can hardly breathe at night. He comes through and he turns us into fish and he turns us into animals and he turns us into dead people. He won’t let us be our heavenly selves. He’s been doing it forever.”

Becker said that after the shooting he told the students present that they were free. Six students who witnessed the shooting have already testified. –FOX Sports

The guy is clearly nuts, and shows no remorse for what he did. There have been plenty of schizophrenics in this world that do not run amok and kill people.  For example, Wesley Willis comes to mind.  Though he passed away in 2003, he brought us such punk rock classics as “Rock and Roll McDonald’s”, “Kris Kringle Was a Car Thief”, and “I Whipped Superman’s Ass”. All Wesley Willis ever wanted to do was give people a headbutt handshake and rock over London, rock on Chicago.

Rather than an insanity plea, Becker’s defense should be that he was leading the crusade against zombie takeover.  Since Thomas was turning everyone into dead people, the attack was imminent.  That’s what he would do if he were serious about this whole “insanity” thing, anyway.

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