Austin bomber called himself a ‘psychopath,’ had no remorse, congressman says



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The man linked to a series of deadly Austin package bombing called himself a “psychopath” in a recorded confession and said he had no regrets about the explosions that killed two people, a congressman said Saturday.

Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, left an approximately 25-minute recording on his mobile phone in which the seven explosive devices, which he made and planted in Austin from the beginning of March. USA. Rep. Michael McCaul said the recording showed Conditt was a “sick individual.”


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“He has referred to himself as a psychopath. He showed no remorse, in fact, ask the question why he felt no regret of what he has done,” McCaul said.


McCaul said Conditt “terrorized the city of Austin and this community,” adding that authorities will continue to search for a possible motive.

The 23-year-old did not mention any racial motivation in his shot, but the researchers said they cannot be ruled out that the bombing as a hate crime. Researchers are looking to Conditt the social media pages and personal items.

This undated photo from Facebook and 2010 student ID photos released of Austin Community College Mark Anthony Conditt.

(Facebook/Austin Community College)

“To be clear, the suspect in this incident was raining terror in this community. We will identify, if possible, the motive, the” Interim Austin police chief Brian Manley said.

McCaul, a former federal prosecutor, who is the chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, spoke at a press conference where he thanked law enforcement officials for the three weeks the spree to an end.


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The explosives killed Anthony Stephen House, 39, and Draylen Mason, 17, in separate incidents as they were disguised as packages left on the doorstep. Four other persons were injured in the incidents. One of the two explosive packages exploded at a FedEx sorting facility outside of San Antonio the day before Conditt died.

Law enforcement personnel investigate the house where Austin serial bomber Mark Anthony Conditt lived in Pflugerville, Texas, USA, March 22, 2018.

(REUTERS/Loren Elliott)

Authorities were able to track down the suspect by viewing surveillance photos show Conditt in “disguise.” He died on Wednesday after the detonation of an explosive device as police surrounded him.

The authorities have not released the tape and will decide whether it will be shown to the public at the end of the study.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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