Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Homicide

Elliot Rodger’s roommate wanted to move out prior to killing, family says

The parents of one of Elliot Rodger's victims said their son wanted to move out of the Isa Vista, Calif., apartment he shared with his killer because Rodger was loud and not social.

Jinshuang "Jane" Liu told NBC San Diego that her son, Weihan "David" Wang, was set to return home to the Bay Area for the summer and had plans to go on a trip with family to Yellowstone to celebrate his birthday.

She said her son, who was a University of California-Santa Barbara student, was friends with the other two roommates, both named victims in Rodger's killing spree, but said her son never talked with Rodger.

"They don't have much interaction," she told the station. She learned about her son's death while working at her nursing job.

On Sunday, the sheriff’s office identified the other roommates as Cheng Yuan Hong, 20, and George Chen, 19 -- both from San Jose. They were reportedly stabbed to death. 

DR. ABLOW: Our Mental Health Care System is a Joke

Rodger posted at least 22 YouTube videos. He wrote in his manifesto that he uploaded most of his videos in the week leading up to April 26, when he originally planned to carry out his attacks. He postponed his plan after catching a cold.

In the end, he shot and killed three others at random, and injured 13 more either with gunshots or the BMW that he used as a battering ram against bicyclists and skateboarders.

Deputies found three semi-automatic handguns, along with 400 unspent rounds in the car. All were purchased legally.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.94% up 3.93%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.03% -- 3.03%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.17% up 4.13%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.33% up 3.27%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.12% up 3.09%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.32% up 4.31%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.06% -- 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.05% dw 5.08%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.48% dw 4.50%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.50% dw 4.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.93% dw 2.94%  
36 M Used Graph 3.48% up 3.46%  
48 M New Graph 3.22% dw 3.23%  
48 M Used Graph 3.04% -- 3.04%  
60 M New Graph 3.24% -- 3.24%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.72% up 0.71%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.52%  

See the latest updates on the hottest midterm races from Fox News

Full Elections Coverage →

Keep up with all the 2014 races in West

West Coverage →