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Temple shooter used Internet to further beliefs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Federal court documents show the man who killed six people at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was actively using the Internet to become increasingly radical in his white supremacist beliefs in the months before the shooting.

An unsealed FBI search warrant reveals that federal agents quickly collected evidence of Wade Michael Page's connections to white power groups. The documents say Page became increasingly interested in conspiracy theories and videos online. The warrant doesn't say what Page was viewing, but that it disturbed his girlfriend, Misty Cook.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the documents say Page was typical of others who use the Internet to become increasingly radical. The FBI eventually concluded Page acted alone in the shooting rampage and that there was no evidence a white supremacist group was involved.

Page also injured four people before killing himself.


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