Missouri Man Charged With Plotting To Kill 14; Detailed Notes Talked Of Mutilation
Wednesday, April 18th 2007, 7:24 pm
By: News On 6
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A Missouri man acquired whips, handcuffs, dog chains and a girl's tank top with ``Princess'' printed on it in a plot to kidnap, rape and kill two girls and kill 12 others, police said Wednesday.
Investigators searching the apartment of Randy L. Rust found detailed notes on the supplies he needed to abuse and kill the girls, ages 4 and 9, and kill the others, according to court documents.
``This is some strange stuff, dangerous strange,'' police spokesman Grant Story said.
Other targets included Rust's ex-wife and several of her relatives and friends, investigators said in court records filed Tuesday with the charges, which involve only the girls.
Rust, of Springfield, was being held Wednesday in the Greene County jail on $200,000 bond on two felony counts of attempted child kidnapping. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.
Detectives said a woman who shared the apartment with her husband and Rust, 54, went to police last week with copies she had made of the notes. She said she had found them in Rust's bedroom in a briefcase.
``In these notes Rust notes how he plans to mutilate the victims,'' investigators wrote.
Rust told detectives he wrote the notes, the probable cause statement said. At one point, he said he had written the material hoping to have it published in a pornographic magazine and later said he had done so at the suggestion of a therapist.
Rust and his wife of 30 years divorced in 2005, police said.
He has been a truck driver but is currently unemployed, Story said.