A self-described “incel” is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to plotting to “slaughter” 3,000 sorority girls at an Ohio university.
Tres Genco, 22, authored a sick manifesto in which he wrote he wanted to “slaughter” women “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge…” and referred to death as the “great equalizer,” according to court documents.
Genco pleaded guilty to planning to shoot up the unnamed university on Tuesday, federal prosecutors announced.
On the day he penned the manifesto, he searched online for sororities and the unnamed university in Ohio, prosecutors said.
The Hillsboro native identifies as an incel or “involuntary celibate” and part of the sick online community of men who “seek to commit violence in support of their belief that women unjustly deny them sexual or romantic attention to which they believe they are entitled,” prosecutors said.
Genco maintained profiles and posted hundreds of times on a popular incel website from July 2019 through mid-March 2020.
Investigators discovered a note from Genco that said he planned to “aim big” in his planned massacre, with a goal of 3,000 female victims. In the note, he referenced the same date as the 2014 mass shooting carried out by Elliot Rodgers — a college outcast who killed six and wounded 13 in a revenge-for-rejection rampage outside a University of California, Santa Barbara sorority house
In 2019, the woman-hater bought tactical gloves, a bulletproof vest, a hoodie bearing the word “Revenge,” cargo pants, a bowie knife, a skull facemask, two Glock 17 magazines, a 9mm Glock 17 clip, and a holster, officials said.
In December 2019, Genco attended basic army training and was discharged.
In January 2020, he “conducted surveillance” at an Ohio university. The same day, he searched the internet for “planning a shooting crime” and “when does preparing for a crime become an attempt?”
The same month, Genco wrote a document he entitled “isolated” which he described as “the writings of the deluded and homicidal.” Genco signed the document, “Your hopeful friend and murderer,” prosecutors said.
Local police officers raided Genco’s home in Highland County, Ohio, on March 12, 2020 and recovered a Glock-style 9mm semiautomatic pistol, with no manufacturer’s marks or serial number, hidden in a heat vent in his bedroom.
Inside the trunk of Genco’s car, cops found a gun with a bump stock attached, several loaded magazines, body armor and boxes of ammunition, prosecutors said.
Genco pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to commit a hate crime — which is punishable by up to life in prison as it involved an attempt to kill.