Twin in Suicide Pact Wrote to Columbine Survivor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DENVER (AP) - One of the Australian twin sisters who shot themselves in a suicide pact at a Colorado shooting range wrote several letters to a survivor of the Columbine school shooting in the months after the tragedy.

Reports say that Kristin Hermeler said in a June 1999 letter to Columbine survivor Brooks Brown that she also had been "rejected, victimized and ostracized."

The letters further suggest that the sisters had a fascination with the Columbine massacre, in which gunmen Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and themselves.

Kristin and Candice Hermeler, both 29, had a photocopy of the Time magazine cover on the Columbine shooting when they shot themselves on Monday.

Kristin Hermeler died, while her sister survived.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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