Suspect in UPenn student’s murder made disturbing comments online
The California man accused of killing his 19-year-old Ivy league friend, defended the Confederate flag and expressed violent thoughts on social media, according to a new report.
Samuel Lincoln Woodward – who was taken into custody Friday for the slaying of University of Pennsylvania pre-med student Blaze Bernstein – posted to an undisclosed site that he believes the flag is a symbol of Southern pride, and not hate, KCAL9 reported.
On another website, Woodward, 20, replied he would pick “The Bible and a Colt .45” if he could have two items to be stranded with on a deserted island.
The Newport Beach man also picked “Waterboarding” as his top new skill to learn.
While discussing human cloning, Woodward wrote, “Just one of me in the world is already bad enough,” the outlet reported.
Another user replied, “You are violence. It scares me” to which Woodward admitted “I wouldn’t fight anybody unless they attacked me.”
During Woodward’s arrest, he wore a “Keep the Peace” sweatshirt which according to the non-profit’s website, “focuses on providing financial aid and/or equipment to violent and under served families.”
He also liked the metal band “Dope” as well as the violent video game “Call of Duty” on a Facebook account that appears to be his.
Woodward was the last person to be seen with Bernstein before he was found buried in a shallow grave in Borrego Park in his hometown of Orange County on Tuesday.
Witnesses told investigators the high-school classmates drove to the park on Jan. 2 where Bernstein went into the woods shortly before midnight and disappeared.
When authorities questioned Woodward, he had scratches on his hands, dirt under his fingernails, appeared nervous and avoided touching doors with his hands, investigators wrote in court filings.
He claimed the injuries were from a “fight club” he was involved and told investigators he left the park after Bernstein didn’t come back or respond to social media messages.