'Ginger Terrorist' Plotted to Kill Princes Charles, William

He wanted to see red-haired Prince Harry as king
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2015 8:44 AM CDT
'Ginger Terrorist' Plotted to Kill Princes Charles, William
Britain's Prince Harry walks at Goodwood Aerodrome in Goodwood, West Sussex, England, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)

A man who felt "belittled" for having red hair has been found guilty of plotting terrorist acts from his bedroom in the UK. Prosecutors say Mark Colborne, 37, was found with handwritten notes and books describing how to make lethal poisons like napalm, cyanide, and ricin, as well as ingredients, dust masks, a spray bottle, latex gloves, metal filter funnels, plastic syringes, and a chemical that would help poison penetrate skin, per the Daily Beast and Guardian. Alongside recollections of bullying, Colborne also wrote about "putting a bullet in Prince Charles's head" and killing Prince William so that a red-haired Prince Harry could be king, reports the BBC. "I don't want to be a serial killer. I'm more of an Anders Breivik. I have left potential targets open," he wrote. "I was waiting for an opportunity to kill one of them."

His writings also expressed hatred toward "non-Aryans" whom he called "blacks and Caucasian idiots." "I want them to see my transition from poor red-haired victimized minority … to a fully transformed military terrorist striking at the hearts of the bigoted tyrannical rulers and of course the dark-haired dark-eyes Caucasian race," wrote Colborne, who suffered from agoraphobia and depression. "I'm looking for major retribution, a mass terrorist attack which will bring to the attention our pain, not just mine but my brothers' around the world." Police were alerted to the case last June when Colborne's mom and brother came upon his stash. "It is a very strange case involving, if I may say it, a very strange person," the judge said. A jury found Colborne guilty in a 10-2 decision after 14 hours of deliberations. He'll be sentenced Nov. 3. (More United Kingdom stories.)

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