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Pages from killer's journal reveal turmoil

Angilo Freeland's diary recounts some of his earliest memories and inner thoughts.

Published October 6, 2006

Read journal entries

On Thursday, investigators searched the Polk County home of Angilo Freeland, the man who shot and killed a Polk County sheriff’s deputy and his canine partner.

Inside the house, they found high-powered weapons — an AK 47 assault rifle, an SKS assault rifle and a .380 handgun and Freeland’s journal.

In 16 pages from the journal, Freeland writes his thoughts on life. He writes of playing a part that has been given to him by a higher force. He discusses his frustrations about his life, berating himself for not reading enough, not exercising enough.

The journal give glimpses of a disturbed inner life, violent emotions running just beneath the surface, of a man on a mission.

“The only way a soldier can see his way out of a mission from a higher authority to go out in a moment of bezerk (sic) madness forcing the enemy to play the end game,” he wrote.

Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office


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