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Delusional killer sends a chilling message

THE man who gunned down 13 people in a United States immigrant center thought police had harassed him for years, even spreading rumors about him and touching him in his sleep.

He was apparently intent on killing people before returning "to the dust of the earth," according to a rambling letter in broken English mailed to a TV station the day of the massacre.

Authorities did not immediately say if they had verified the letter's authenticity, but the city of Binghamton said it was reviewing the material as "evidence in the investigation."

The letter was mailed in nearby Syracuse and postmarked Friday, the day Jiverly Wong stormed into the American Civic Association and went on a rampage before killing himself.

"I am Jiverly Wong Shooting the people," the letter begins.

The letter was dated March 18, more than two weeks before the shooting. It included photos of Wong smiling with two guns, a gun permit and his driver's license.

The letter ends with him saying he can't "accept my poor life," that he is taking on the job of a judge and will "cut my poor life."

He writes that "at least two people with me go to return to the dust of the earth."

Police speculated that Wong, ethnically Chinese but from Vietnam, was angry over losing a job and frustrated about his poor English.

Wong, 41, spent several years in California, where in 1992 he was arrested on a bad-check charge.

It was in California, where he drove a truck, that he divorced his wife, Xiu Ping Jiang, in 2006.

He returned to Binghamton the next year.

The letter reads: "I am sorry I know a little English."

It indicates a delusional man obsessed with unidentified police he says taunted him and tortured him, even going into his room, watching him sleep and touching him while he slept.

The letter says police stole money from his wallet and stopped their cars in front of him 32 times in efforts to make him crash into them.

Neatly written in capital letters, the chilling letter ends with: "And you have a nice day."


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