In 'Farewell Video,' Austin Bomber Called Himself 'A Life Long Psychopath'

Austin bomber Mark Conditt said on his 25 minute 'farewell video' released by police on Wednesday, that he is a 'life long psychopath,' the Austin American-Statesman reported Friday.

The newspaper quotes law enforcement officials who have seen the video that Conditt started the video by saying 'its me again,' and, of the bombings that killed two people and injured five, including an employee of the FedEx package warehouse in Schertz, 'I wish I could say I'm sorry, but I'm not.'

Conditt also threatened to blow himself up at a crowded McDonalds when police moved in.  Instead, Conditt died in his car on the side of I-35, after police, using information they had gathered from his cell phone, and from the video of a disguised Conditt walking into a mail store in Sunset Valley to mail the two packages, including the one that blew up in Schertz, cornered him in Round Rock Wednesday morning.

Conditt says on the video that he realized that by mailing the packages, instead of tossing them on porches or setting one to explode by trip wire, he opened himself up to identification and arrest.

The American-Statesman reported that Conditt said on the video that he understands that people's lives were destroyed by his actions, but he expressed no empathy for their plight, and he did not give any reason for his actions.

In an indication that Conditt's two week spree was completely random, Austin TV station KXAN quotes the owner of a spa on Austin's trendy Sixth Street as saying the unexploded package that passed through the Schertz center and ended up in another FedEx processing facility near Bergstrom Airport was addressed to an employee at her spa.

She said she and the employee have no idea why the package bomb was addressed to her store, and neither she nor the employee have had any dealing with Conditt.

KXAN says it has also obtained security video of Conditt buying items at a Fry's Electronics store in Austin.  It's not known whether items used in the bombs or their triggers were among his purchases, but officials have said the bombs were made with 'readily available parts.'

Also, the media is being pounded for not referring to Conditt's bombing spree as 'domestic terrorism,' with many people commenting on social media and in the 'comments' section of articles that had the bomber been a Muslim or an immigrant, it would have been labeled as such, but Conditt, being white, it was simply 'crime.'

One news wire said their policy is to follow the lead of law enforcement, and only label a specific case 'terrorism' if police call it that.

Austin police say since Conditt never made any comments indicating that his actions were driving by hated, bias, or any ideological agenda, it did not fit what is generally the established definition of terrorism.


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