As our nation begins to piece together the saga of Bobby Crimo, the young man accused of shooting paradegoers during an Independence Day celebration in Highland Park, Illinois, a few key plot lines are beginning to emerge.
Namely, that Crimo had long been exhibiting disturbing, violent, and unusual behavior, even going so far as to threaten to “kill everyone” in his family some months ago.
Now, however, his family is making some strange claims.
The 22-year-old reportedly uploaded a beheading video online and clips that contained violent images.
He also penned comments on a message board that discussed murder and death, according to NBC News.
One clip that has been shared online shows an armed gunman firing a rifle, and a chilling drawing depicts an assailant lying in a pool of blood.
In a video depicting an armed suspect, Crimo rapped: “Like a sleepwalker, I am breaking through no matter what.”
Crimo’s uncle Paul told Fox32 Chicago: “I saw no signs of trouble. And if I did see signs I would have said something.”
Paul revealed that Crimo didn’t say anything that was concerning.
He claimed that he didn’t know where Crimo had bought the weapon.
Mark Heymann, 22, who went to high school with Crimo, told NBC News: “He always seemed a little off, but I can’t describe it much beyond that.”
Crimo has confessed to targeting the 4th of July parade, prompting a judge to demand that he remain in prison awaiting trial.