Nicholas Wesley Rose, 26, of Irvine, California, apparently missed an opportunity to become the latest three-named mass killer, when he was picked up by police last week and charged with creating a “kill list” of local Jews. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, police also found .22 ammunition in his possession.
Rose had written a set of steps which he titled “killing my first Jew,” which a police raid discovered next to the .22 bullets, anti-Semitic pamphlets and the lists of Rose’s neighbors he planned to off, the DA’s office said.
Rose was turned in by a family member in whom he confided about his desire to kill Jews. The relative called Orange police, who showed up the next day and searched Rose’s home.
If you can’t trust your own relatives, who can you trust any more?
According to KTLA TV, Rose is charged with three felony counts of attempted criminal threats, three misdemeanor counts of violation of civil rights and three sentencing enhancement counts for hate crimes. He will appear in a Santa Ana court on April 27 for a pre-trial hearing, and is currently being held in Jail on a $500,000 bail.
Rose faces a maximum possible sentence of six years and six months in state prison.