Prosecutors: College stabbing suspect had long-held killing ‘fantasy’

| staff

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 11 at 2:30 AM

HOUSTON –- Attorneys in probable cause court overnight said they have a videotaped confession from the suspect accused of stabbing several classmates at a Lone Star College campus.

In the confession, 20-year-old Dylan Quick reportedly told detectives Tuesday’s attack was part of a long-held “fantasy” he had since his childhood.

“In a videotaped confession, he admitted he stabbed the complainants with an X-Acto knife and a scapula [sic] because of his fantasy to kill people,” said a prosecutor. “Apparently there are more than six complainants, and a bloody knife tip was removed from the chest from one of the complainants.”

The charges against Quick were read in court, but he wasn’t there out of concerns over his mental health. Quick has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault.

The student is accused of going on a stabbing spree at Lone Star College’s Cy-Fair campus, injuring at least 14 people.

The sheriff's office said Quick told investigators he'd had fantasies about stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school, and he indicated he'd been planning the attack for some time. At an afternoon press conference Wednesday, Sheriff Adrian Garcia said investigators were looking into the possibility that Quick may have discussed his plans in an online chatroom.

Authorities were seen leaving Quick's parents' home with two brown paper bags.

Out of the 14 people injured, six were sent to a Cypress-area hospital for treatment and later released. Six others were more seriously injured and were sent to the Texas Medical Center, some by helicopter. One of those patients was later released.

 A spokesman for Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute said early Wednesday all patients were in good condition, an improvement for some who were previously listed in critical condition.