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Tyler’s Twitter account, which has a photograph identified by family members as Tyler, interspersed posts about hating Marine life, expressions of violence, and his take on football, movies, women and other interests.

“smh is it normal to want to kill ALL of ur coworkers?Maybe but I’m actually in a position where I can,smh,” he wrote in June 2009, using the handle @Tylerbkstyle and the abbreviation “smh” for “shaking my head.”

Tyler tweeted months later about killing.

“I’m starting to see why plp go on killin sprees,” he wrote. And these (obscenity) are reeeeeeally pushin my kill everyone I see button.”

At the top of Tyler’s Facebook page was the motto: “Be optimistic. All the people you hate are going to eventually die.”

Christopher Dyson, Tyler’s uncle, said Tyler left the Marines after suffering from depression. A cousin said Tyler had been hospitalized.

Tyler, who also lived in San Diego, left California in June for New Jersey, where he lived with his sister and uncle.

“He was a quiet cat, you know?” said Dyson, who works at the store and helped Tyler get a job there.

His cousin, Shanteya Dyson, said Tyler had not been the same since his mother died of cancer.

“That was his best friend. He was always a quiet guy. But he got more quiet. He really didn’t speak at all. He was just blank,” Dyson said.

Tyler spent the July 4 weekend drinking at Jersey shore bars with Manase Acheantong.

“We went out. We had drinks. He was a normal kid. He didn’t start no fights. He didn’t seem crazy,” said Acheantong, 25, of Old Bridge.

Pathmark’s parent company, Montvale-based Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., said the company was “deeply saddened” by the shooting and was cooperating with investigators.

LoBrutto and Breen both graduated from Old Bridge School. LoBrutto was a horn player in the school band and graduated this year, Schools Superintendent Timothy Brennan said. Breen graduated in 2006.

Jessica Ruano knew LoBrutto from school. “She was a really bubbly girl,” said Ruano, 16. “She was silly. She was sweet.”

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