What does a man who just killed eight people sound like?
If you missed our broadcasts, or any other for that matter, you can find out here.
As we learned Thursday, Omar Thornton called State Police after he killed eight co-workers Tuesday at Hartford Distributors. We wonder what on earth could possess someone to go to such an extreme, and now I wonder what made him call 9-1-1 and have a controlled conversation with a state trooper.
The New York Times compared the call to “a spoken suicide note.”
If you choose to listen to this conversation, make sure you listen to both sides of it. The killer and the cop.
On the receiving end was William Taylor, a veteran trooper who just happened to pick up the phone. He did a masterful, if ultimately unsuccessful, job of trying to talk Thornton into surrendering.
A depressing, yet illuminating 4-minutes and 11-seconds of conversation.