The 19-year-old who police say turned an assault weapon on festival-goers here was known as a quiet teen from an athletic family who stayed out of trouble, neighbors said Monday.
But there clearly was another side to Santino William Legan, one that motivated him to dress in fatigues, cut his way through a fence and, police say, to kill three people, including a 13-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy, and wound at least a dozen others at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
It was that side that appears to mirror the since-deleted Instagram account in Legan’s name. The postings, which included a photo of the festival, urged people to read a book that argues power alone can establish moral right. The book, “Might Makes Right,” was published in the late 1800s.
And, in a posting just before the attack, the Legan account said: “Ayyy garlic festival time” and “come get wasted on overpriced (stuff).”