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Document: Man in university threat had 'nothing to lose'

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By MICHAEL BALSAMO and AMY TAXIN
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Court documents say a man who allegedly threatened violence at a California university and posted videos describing his desire to carry out a killing rampage sent messages to a college employee that he had "nothing to lose" and would make "examples that no one will forget."

A warrant application obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press says David Kenneth Smith sent the threatening messages to a spokeswoman for Soka University in Orange County.

The document says Smith sent a link to a YouTube video showing himself in a bathtub with a pistol on his chest speaking about the school. In other videos on the YouTube page, he references a "killing spree."

Police found nine guns in his home when he was arrested. Smith has pleaded not guilty to making criminal threats.

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