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Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Threatening E-Mails to Va. Tech Students

emailsThe Internet has opened up endless possibilities for deranged people. The upside is, law enforcement was able to intervene before something potentially horrific happened.

By Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writer
ROANOKE, Va. — A Nevada man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to sending threatening e-mails to two Virginia Tech students in which he glorified Seung Hui Cho’s 2007 shooting rampage at the university.

Johnmarlo Balasta Napa, 28, idolized Cho, bought the same weapons Cho used in the shootings and then sent the threatening e-mails on the eve of the first anniversary of the day Cho killed 32 people and then himself, federal agents testified.

Bart McEntire, who worked on the case as a supervisory special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said after the hearing that agents believe that Napa was planning a school shooting when he was arrested.

The e-mails, sent from, included photographs of Cho depicted as a hero, parodies of the victims and a picture of Cho holding paper dolls with photos of the faces of the two students along with the people he killed. They also had excerpts of the manifesto Cho sent to a TV network before his shootings.

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Nevada Man With Fascination for Va. Tech Killings Faces Fed Charges For Sending Threatening Emails

nevada1This story comes under the category of “scary people with guns”. With 13 guns and three bullet-proof vests, who knows what this guy was capable of doing.

By Allison Klein
Washington Post Staff Writer

As the second anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre approaches, federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal case against a Nevada man who police say idolized shooter Seung Hui Cho, owned the same type of guns Cho used and sent threatening e-mails to two Tech students who had run-ins with Cho before the rampage.

In the e-mails, Johnmarlo Balasta Napa, 27, included a picture of Cho holding paper dolls with photos of the faces of the two students and the people he killed, according to court records. Napa is accused of sending the e-mails from the address hours before the first anniversary of the April 16, 2007, shooting.

When Napa was arrested last year, police found 13 guns and three bulletproof vests in his house in Henderson, Nev., police said.

Napa, who has been held without bail since April, is charged with two counts of sending e-mail threats. His trial is scheduled for April 28 in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. He could face up to 10 years in prison.

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