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Murder-plot suspect was 'OK' with homicide

9:12 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
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Kusick called his therapist Oct. 28, the day after he argued with his family over money. The two met that afternoon and Kusick confessed his plan.

His therapist sent him to the hospital and Kusick checked into Exempla Lutheran Medical Center. Broomfield Police were notified.

The day before Halloween, Westminster Police learned about the plan to kill trick-or-treaters at Standley Lake High School.

On Oct. 30, both Westminster police and the Secret Service interviewed Kusick in the hospital. That day he went to West Pines Behavioral health center, where he stayed for several days.

He told them he wanted to go down in infamy for killing a high profile figure.

Kusick stayed at the behavioral health center until he was released on Nov 8, and his parents drove him to Jefferson County Sheriff's Office to turn himself in on the state charge of interfering with a school facility.

The next day federal law enforcement took him into custody on the charge of threatening the president.

Walmart Clerk May Have Prevented Tragedy

Kusick was unable to carry out the shootings thanks to a sales representative at a Walmart.

According to government records, Kusick told agents he went into a Walmart to purchase ammunition for a gun he had taken from a relative. The Walmart sales representative refused to sell him the ammunition.

According to the ATF, the sale of ammunition is not regulated by the government. It is left to the discretion of merchants to decline a sale if they are uncomfortable with the individual trying to make the purchase.

It is also possible the Walmart sales representative declined the sale because Kusick is only 20 years old.

You must be 21 years old to purchase ammunition for a handgun and 18 years of age to purchase ammunition for a long gun.

Kusack is being held at the federal jail in Englewood. He faces five years in prison on the federal charge and 18 months for the state misdemeanor.

He's set to be back in this court Friday. His attorney could argue for him to be released on bond.

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