Man charged with Atlanta-area killings claims he was lashing out because of sex addiction, not race

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Kate Brumback and Angie Wang The Associated Press A White gunman was charged Wednesday, March 17, with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. A day after the shootings, investigators were trying to unravel what might have compelled 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long to commit the worst mass killing in the U.S. in almost two years. Long told police that the attack Tuesday, March 16, was not racially motivated. He claimed to have a “sex addiction,” and authorities said he apparently lashed out at what he saw as sources of temptation. But those statements spurred outrage and widespread skepticism given the locations and that six of the eight victims were women of Asian descent. The shootings appear to be at the “intersection of gender-based violence, miso
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