I’ve held off blogging this story because it seemed pretty clear to me that the Austrian twins shot each other at a Colorado gun range because they wanted to. Austrians aren’t exactly known for their spontaneity. nypost.com reports that the world’s oldest foreign exchange students, 29-year-old Candice and Kristen Hermele, were in cahoots. “The surviving sister has confirmed that they had planned to commit suicide together, and did in fact shoot themselves,” Captain Louie Perea said. “But Candice would not tell the police why it happened.” Maybe they should ask her about this, as well . . .
Police who searched luggage seized from a budget hotel where the 29-year-old twins stayed found magazine articles, news clippings and letters related to the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.
“But there was never anything we came across to indicate that they had intended to do another Columbine,” Capt. Perea said. “Obviously, it was an interest, but nothing to indicate they were going to harm anyone other than themselves.”
Sure, it was just a hobby. Anyone seen the movie The Other?