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The Buffalo supermarket killer says he was driven to kill by the ‘great replacement theory’ which claims white people are being driven to extinction by migrants.
Payton Gendron’s 180 page Google Drive document detailed his twisted reasons for carrying out Saturday's massacre at the Top Market supermarket, killing 10.
A large part of the manifesto focused on the 'great replacement theory'. IT claims whites are being deliberately outnumbered in the US by migrants from other countries to skew elections in favor of the Democrats.
Gendron said he'd chosen to target the upstate New York store because it sat in the zip code 14208, which he said 'has the highest black percentage that is close to where I live.'
He included a rudimentary map of the store, but didn't name it prior to the shooting, saying he didn't want to tip anyone off should his manifesto end up in the hands of law enforcement.
The manifesto said that he'd been radicalized entirely by the internet - rather than anyone he'd met in real life - and added that he’d been inspired by Brenton Tarrant.
Tarrant is a white supremacist who live-streamed himself murdering 51 Muslims at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2019.
Gendron said: 'The truth is my personal life and experiences are of no value.'
Payton Gendron, pictured in court Saturday, posted a chilling 180-page manifesto detailing his racism and anti-Semitism before murdering 10 at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York
Gendron listed his top inspiration as New Zealand mosque killer Brenton Tarrant, who live-streamed himself murdering 51 Muslims in 2019
Also cited by Gendron as inspirations were black church mass-murderer Dylan Roof, left, and Norwegian race-hate killer Anders Breivik, right
Gendron said Tarrant ‘radicalized him the most’ while discussing what had spurred him to shoot 13 people, 10 of them fatally.
Also named as an inspiration in the manifesto was white supremacist mass-murderer Dylann Roof, who killed nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church in 2015.
And Norwegian killer Anders Breivik – who massacred 77 people in 2011 – was also cited as an inspiration by