Salt Lake City Killer’s Records Released
At age 12, Talovic was before a judge for allegedly holding a knife over the head of girl while stating, “I’ll kill you,” according to a source who is familiar with the case.
Two years earlier, Talovic was referred to juvenile court for throwing rocks at a little girl.
About the same time, he threatened his parents’ landlord with a knife. …
The first girl was not struck by the stones. And the mother of the second girl snatched her up in the nick of time, just as Talovic took a swipe with the blade, according to the source, who has seen court documents relating to the case. …
Talovic was also referred to court for stealing fireworks from a Smith’s grocery store on June 22, 2001.
On July 9, 2001, Talovic admitted the shoplifting crime, and it was the last time he appeared in juvenile court, according to the source, quoting court records.
UPDATE at 2/15/07 6:00:14 pm:
There appears to be a controversy over whether the video of the rampage contains evidence that Talovic shouted “Allahu akbar!” during his killing spree. My email to Allahpundit on this:
No way. I made my living by listening closely to recorded sounds and music for many years, and I’d bet big money that the ‘allahu akbar’ chant is not on that tape. There’s a very characteristic sing-song quality to the chant, that you can hear even in last-minute suicide bomber tapes, and I do not hear that at all in the SLC video.
Not there. Nope.
The case is still open as to whether Islamism was a factor, but if there’s evidence to be found, it isn’t in this video recording.