- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - The gunman who opened fire at Seattle Pacific University last June, killing one student and wounding two others, told police after his arrest that he had given up on counseling because he couldn’t afford the cost.

Seattle police on Tuesday provided news organizations with video of their interview with 26-year-old Aaron Ybarra. In it, he describes struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder since he was 13 and said things got worse after his parents changed his bedroom furniture. He said he started feeling “nothing but hate.”

Ybarra has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, and his lawyer has said mental illness was a factor in the shooting.

Ybarra told investigators he would have shot more students if his shotgun hadn’t malfunctioned, giving a student building monitor time to pepper-spray and subdue him.

Student Paul Lee was killed, and students Thomas Fowler and Sarah Williams were wounded in the June 5 attack.


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