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Brian Douglas White Murders: Alleged Killer Posted Gotye Lyrics On Facebook, Obsessed With 'American Psycho'

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Brian White posted chilling song lyrics on his Facebook before he committed two murders and killed himself, police say.
Brian White posted chilling song lyrics on his Facebook before he committed two murders and killed himself, police say.

The Livonia, Mich. teenager who allegedly killed his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend and mother before taking his own life on Wednesday has left a disturbing trail of internet posts in his wake.

Detroit News (via Fox News) reports that Brian Douglas White was obsessed with "American Psycho" and and posted brooding lyrics on his Facebook page, which has since been deleted.

Among the lyrics White posted was a line from "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye. "You can get addicted to a certain kind of sadness," White posted.

He also posted a line from Blue October's song "Hate Me," a macabre record that begins with a mother calling her son to check in on how he's faring and to "see if you were checking in on your medications."

"And with a sad heart I say bye to you and wave," read the line White posted. "Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made."

HuffPost has reached out to representatives of both Gotye and Blue October for comment.

White allegedly killed 46-year-old Angela Staperfene and 19-year-old Jacob Bruns with an axe, WJBK reported. White's ex-girlfriend reportedly suffered injuries but was able to escape and call 911.

By the time police arrived, White was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police said that there were no indications White was going to act violently, and that there had been no restraining orders or threatening phone calls connected to the case. The breakup happened a "couple weeks" before Wednesday's incident, according to Lt. Tom Goralski.

Authorities also said White contemplated committing suicide for four hours but never intended to hurt his ex-girlfriend.

It's no longer uncommon for chilling Facebook or Twitter messages to be discovered in the wake of tragedies, both on the part of killers and suicide victims. Perhaps most famously, Tyler Clementi -- a Rutgers student who was spied on via webcam by his roommate -- updated his Facebook status before committing suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge in September 2010.

Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know