California mass killer thought plan was over during April visit by deputies


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NEW: Names of three other victims released

Elliot Rodger had guns and plans to kill people when deputies came to his home

Authorities say he killed 6 people Friday before apparently shooting himself in the head

Rodger wrote 140 pages about his life and frustrations about women

Santa Barbara, California CNN —  

Elliot Rodger stood in the doorway, talking to sheriff’s deputies who had come to check on his welfare, and worried that his plan to kill was over.

Last month, officers visited Rodger, 22, who they say killed six people and himself Friday night, at his apartment in Isla Vista, California.

“I had the striking and devastating fear that someone had somehow discovered what I was planning to do, and reported me for it,” Rodger wrote toward the end of a 137-page account of his life. “If that was the case, the police would have searched my room, found all of my guns and weapons, along with my writings about what I plan to do with them.

“I would have been thrown in jail, denied of the chance to exact revenge on my enemies. I can’t imagine a hell darker than that.”

The manifesto, titled “My Twisted World,” was obtained by CNN affiliate KEYT.

“It was apparent he was very mentally disturbed,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said, referring to the contents of the autobiography.