MySpace Connection, Cont.

More details on the MySpace dialogue between Finnish teen shooter Pekka-Eric Auvinen and alleged aspirant Dillon Cossey, from the Guardian.

David Farrell, Cossey’s lawyer, said today that his client had remembered chatting to the Finnish teenager and exchanging videos they had found on the internet.

Farrell said Cossey, had not encourged Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18, to carry out the attack in which he shot six pupils, a nurse and the headteacher before killing himself. The lawyer said his client was horrified about the Finnish spree and had not suspected Auvinen would carry out such an attack.

“My client didn’t encourage him in any way. He had no indication that somebody he was communicating with actually was formulating an intent to commit a violent act,” Farrell insisted.

He said he did not know whether Cossey had contact with other people who could pose similar threats, but planned to explore that possibility with US investigators and his client.

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