Randall Steven Shepherd of Halifax and Lindsay Kantha Souvannarath of Geneva, Ill. — who have both been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and are set to appear in court Tuesday — appear to have connected several years ago through gaming websites.
The two were active on Random Insanity, the online social chat board of video game website GameFAQs. Shepherd appears to have been Evil_Toe, while Souvannarath was SnoopyFemme.
The two later became Facebook friends under the names Lindsay Shub-Niggurath and Randy Shepherd.
Shepherd, 20, and Souvannarath, 23, are also Facebook friends with James Gamble, who was found dead inside his Timberlea home last week.
The three Facebook friends also have Tumblr blogs that cross-reference several posts.
Souvannarath’s blog, cockswastika, features a swastika outlined in pink as the main image.
The title of the blog, School Shooter Chic, includes the tag line Violence is the Aesthetic.
Her blog contains thousands of pages of posts ranging from innocuous fashion photos to disturbing articles and photos of massacres, Nazi symbols and guns.
Some of the posts appear to make reference to the foiled plan to murder as many people as possible at Halifax Shopping Centre on Saturday.