A Florida man killed his fellow neo-Nazi roommates after he converted to Islam and they did not respect his new faith, police said.Devon Arthurs led cops to the bodies of his former friends on Friday, but not before he also allegedly held two customers and an employee of Tampa's Green Planet Smoke Shop hostage with a pistol before he surrendered.[...]Russell had just returned from Army National Guard training on Friday to find the two dead men, according to the complaint, and was arrested a day later while driving in the Florida Keys.Federal authorities say that they found the compound hexamethane triperoxide diamine as well as other bomb-making materials such as ammonium nitrate and the radioactive materials thorium and americium during a search of Russell's house and garage.Russell, who allegedly had a framed photo of right-wing terrorist Timothy McVeigh in his bedroom and claimed to be from the neo-Nazi group Atom Waffen, said that the explosive material was for an engineering project he did in 2013, according to his federal arrest affidavit.
Arthurs made references to "Allah Mohammed" as officers walked him to a patrol car."I had to do it," he said, according to the report. "This wouldn't have had to happen if your country didn't bomb my country."Jail records show Arthurs was born in Florida.Asked if anyone else was hurt, he told police: "The people in the apartment, but they aren't hurt, they're dead."
Arthurs directed police to unit No. 3723 in the Hamptons. There, police found Russell in his National Guard camouflage, standing just outside the door, "crying and visibly upset." Arthurs saw Russell and told police, "That's my roommate. He doesn't know what's going on and just found them like you guys did."Officers entered the apartment and found Himmelman and Oneschuk inside. They'd been shot in the head and upper body, the report states.In an interview with investigators, Arthurs provided details about the shooting, including the rifle he used, the order in which he killed the men and which part of their bodies he targeted.