One of the Virgin Killer’s best friends has told how his world has been turned upside down by Elliot Rodger’s bloody massacre, saying: ‘I can’t believe I was friends with a psychopathic, mass murderer’.
Rodger’s referred to Philip Bloeser as his first real school friend in the manifesto he wrote before carrying out the shooting that left six people dead and 13 injured.
He was one of 30 people who received the manifesto, emailed by Rodger just nine minutes before he killed his first two victims, sorority sisters Veronika Weiss and Katie Cooper.
The 22 year old had already slaughtered three victims in his apartment and went on to gun down 20-year-old Chris Martinez in a local deli.
Philip checked his emails and found the manifesto, which left him sick to his stomach. Speaking to MailOnline in his first full interview, the devastated 22 year old said: ‘I have been literally sick every day since this happened. I can’t eat and I’m struggling to sleep.
‘I just can’t believe I was friends with a psychopathic mass murderer. Elliot was incredibly shy and awkward his entire life and it was clear he had issues, but there was never anything to suggest he was capable of this. He never displayed anything even bordering on violence or aggression.”