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Wyo. Bow and Arrow Attack: Christopher Krumm said father gave him Asperger's and should be castrated, report says

Christopher Krumm is seen here in an undated photo. www.colostate.edu

Christopher Krumm
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(CBS/AP) VERNON, Conn. - Weeks before he allegedly killed his father, his father's girlfriend and then himself, Christopher Krumm reportedly told a neighbor that he believed his father gave him Asperger's syndrome and should be "castrated" to prevent him from having more children.

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According to the Associated Press, neighbor Matt DiPinto of Vernon, Conn., told Fox affiliate WTIC-TV that Krumm, 25, made the comments while giving him a ride home a few weeks ago.

"He's like, 'So my dad gave me Asperger's ... and my dad should have never had any kids. He should have never had me and passed it on to me, and the government shouldn't have let him have kids,"' DiPinto reportedly said. "It was just out of nowhere ... but he seemed pretty livid about it."

On Nov. 30, Christopher Krumm allegedly stabbed his father's girlfriend, Heidi Arnold, to death, then went to Wyoming's Casper College where his father, James Krumm, was a professor, and shot his father in the head with a high-powered bow and arrow while his father was teaching a computer science class at Casper College.

James Krumm, 56, managed to wrestle with his son and gave time for about six students to flee the classroom. Authorities say both men died after Christopher Krumm stabbed himself and then his father.

Christopher Krumm had recently driven to Casper from Connecticut and had been staying at a local hotel. He had no significant history of encounters with police.

Vernon police searched Christopher Krumm's apartment on Friday night. Officers didn't disclose what they found, but said any items of interest would be turned over to investigators in Wyoming.

Neighbors say Christopher Krumm moved into the apartment building last summer and appeared to work in construction or for a utility, because he wore a neon safety vest, The Hartford Courant reported. They say he was quiet and appeared to be anti-social.

The killings stunned people in the apartment building.

"It's so insane," said Kim Warren, another of Christopher Krumm's neighbors. "You never would have guessed he would have done something like that."

Mickie Goodro, of Twin Falls, Idaho, a friend of James Krumm and Arnold, told the Casper Star-Tribune that Christopher Krumm was in her Calculus class when she taught at Casper College. Krumm graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper in 2005 and studied electrical engineering at Colorado School of Mines, the newspaper reported.

Christopher Krumm's previous addresses include one in the western Massachusetts city of Springfield and others in the Colorado cities of Golden, Fort Collins and Lakewood.

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