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UCLA shooter thanked professor he killed

7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago June 02, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 Thursday, June 02 2016 June 02, 2016 3:05 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

LOS ANGELES - The man who carried out the UCLA murder-suicide wrote a dissertation in which he thanked the professor he fatally shot.

The 2013 dissertation by Mainak Sarkar includes two lines about professor William Klug. It says: "I would like to thank my advisor, Dr. William Klug, for all his help and support. Thank you for being my mentor."

The document thanks several other professors and three friends, with Sarkar saying, "I will always remember all the good time we had together."

The dissertation, approved by Klug and four colleagues, is dedicated to Sarkar's dead mother, Ira Sarkar. It's titled, "Coupled Cardiac Electrophysiology and Contraction using Finite Element."

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday that Sarkar drove from his home in Saint Paul, Minnesota to kill Klug and another professor named in a "kill list" found in Sarkar's home. Sarkar killed himself after killing Klug. The other professor named is safe.

A woman on the "kill list" was found dead in her home outside Saint Paul, and authorities say it appears she was killed before the UCLA shooting.

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