If the charges leveled against Christopher Dorner are true, the brief but theatrical saga of the cop-turned-vengeful-murderer began on Super Bowl Sunday. That's when Dorner allegedly sneaked into an apartment-complex parking garage in Irvine, California—"America's safest city"—and shot Monica Quan and her fiancé, Keith Lawrence, as they sat in their new white Kia.
Dorner emerged into the rest of our lives the way so many things do nowadays: on Facebook. Not long after allegedly killing Quan and Lawrence, the ex-LAPD now-fugitive posted to his Facebook page a rambling, 7,000-word manifesto that, among other things, professed his plan to kill cops, and railed against the problems of self-discipline in the black community. About a week later, on Wednesday, the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department said in a press conference that they were officially closing the investigation into Dorner, and yesterday police confirmed that the charred, mangled remains pulled from a burned Angelus Oaks cabin were those of the 33-year-old, who once stood six feet tall and weighed 270 pounds.