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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007, 09:34 GMT 10:34 UK
In pictures: Killer's chilling video

Cho Seung-hui

Student gunman Cho Seung-hui sent video footage and photographs of himself to US TV network NBC News on the day he killed at least 30 people.

Cho Seung-hui

It is believed he posted the package during the interval between the two bouts of killing at Virginia Tech on Monday.

Cho Seung-hui

The images show him posing with weapons and ranting violently.

Cho Seung-hui

In one excerpt he tells the camera: "You had a hundred billion chances and ways to have avoided today."

Cho Seung-hui

The 23-year-old goes on to rage against "brats" and "snobs", and compares his own death to that of Jesus Christ.

Cho Seung-hui

The package also contained a 1,800-word letter, described by NBC News's Steve Capus as a "rambling, manifesto-like statement".

Cho Seung-hui

Teachers had expressed concerns about Cho Seung-hui because of his strange behaviour and disturbing writing, and he was admitted to a mental health unit in 2005.

Cho Seung-hui

The package did not arrive at NBC's headquarters until Wednesday because it was wrongly addressed.






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