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Former boyfriend of dead woman wanted her to tell him to kill her, officials say

A man is facing terrorism charges in connection with a June incident in downstate Illinois in which he drove a pickup truck through a shopping mall and through a parking structure, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Seth Mazzaglia, 30, is accused of killing 26-year-old Kathryn McDonough in a case reportedly marked by history of methamphetamine abuse. Prosecutors say he later drove a 4×4 pickup truck into a crowd at the mall, injuring about 30 people, including some children.

Court documents obtained by NBC Chicago show that investigators said they believe Mazzaglia tried to lure McDonough to the shooting scene with phone calls that sounded as if he had told her to leave the home, which she apparently did. According to Mazzaglia’s arrest warrant, he said he “cried for hours” after the killing and he admitted to “laughing while listening to music and playing with photos of McDonough in his car.”

Mazzaglia was arrested on Friday, charged with murder, kidnapping and attempted sexual assault. He appeared in court on Friday and was denied bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court again on November 6.