YouTube video maker charged with killing parents and brother

A man who posted over 300 videos on YouTube, mostly dealing with his reviews and opinions on anime, has been arrested and charged this week with the murders of his own parents and his older brother. Click2Houston.com reports that Trey Sesler, 22, of Waller, Texas, is accused by police of taking a pistol and a semi-automatic rifle and shooting his parents, Lawton and Rhonda Sesler, and his brother Mark Sesler, at their home this week.

Trey Sesler started posting up videos on YouTube over five years ago which mostly concentrated on his reviews of various anime projects; in fact he called himself Mr. Anime in the videos. Some of his YouTube clips involve Sesler shooting rifles such as the one above. Other videos that he posted showed people acting like they were hit by gunfire.

His last video was posted last week where he said he had secured some kind of job involving the film industry.

Police say that at the site of the mass shootings, they found a note that they believe was written by Sesler where he apologized for the killings of his parents and brother. Police says they currently don't have a motive for this triple murder. However, they do claim they have evidence that Sesler was also planning to launch a mass killing of many more people in a public area.

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Skyfrog said,

Would it make you feel any better if he had used a butcher knife instead?

I forgot that knives were just as easy for taking out more than one person from a distance without the worry of them fighting you off before you get to them with said knife.

Nashy said,

I forgot that knives were just as easy for taking out more than one person from a distance without the worry of them fighting you off before you get to them with said knife.

Or you can just slit their throats while they're sleeping

Nashy said,

I forgot that knives were just as easy for taking out more than one person from a distance without the worry of them fighting you off before you get to them with said knife.

Why would it have to be from a distance? Fight them off? Let's see you fight off some crazed lunatic with a knife. Of course you could always just shoot them...oh wait, you don't like guns.

Nashy said,
American gun laws rule.

As a (licensed) firearm owner also living in Australia I find that rather funny. Incase you didn't know, it isn't very hard at all to get a rifle or shotgun here (albeit not semi auto or auto). If someone wants to kill another person(s) they will find a way, gun or no gun.

White people + anime = psychos. Seriously. Show me one "normal" white person that likes anime (DB* doesn't count). And all those cosplay and convention weirdos wonder why everyone looks at them weird.

Probably because you're going to shoot up a bunch of people, freaks!

...What has his youtube account activity got anything to do with him killing his family?? It's like saying, that someone who ate everyday went on a shooting spree, they're not connected...

Why the F***** is everyone saying "This shouldn't be front page news" Go make your own F**** website and post YOUR s**** on it ya fairies!!! It's on here because it's interesting and F up'd.

He's just a guy who killed some people!!!! Why is this even an article on Neowin?

I know a guy that uses Facebook that broke his leg in a motorbike accident! Shall I send the details to your staff so we can make it a front page article?

Xionanx said,
Why is this even ON neowin. It is NOT tech new or related to software at all... so seriously... WTF.

Uhh... since when was Neowin a purely tech and software website?...

Astra.Xtreme said,

Uhh... since when was Neowin a purely tech and software website?...


Well, personally this is the first time I can recall ever seeing non tech related news on the front page. I think it's kinda dumb for them to be posting this as well. I think it's funny how him making Youtube videos seems like their way of justifying it. Lets start posting all murder stories that involve the individual using the internet in some way!

Xionanx said,
Why is this even ON neowin. It is NOT tech new or related to software at all... so seriously... WTF.

Because the source material used the word YOUTUBE to generate ad hits, like any good modern tabloid would...

Xionanx said,
Why is this even ON neowin. It is NOT tech new or related to software at all... so seriously... WTF.

He used a smartphone dude, for technology enthusiasts this is a must know!

barteh said,
sounds typical behaviour in a country where guns are legalised.
In my country, very few people have guns (Slovenia). When such family killings happen (quite rare), the father usually butchers his family with an axe. It has happened a few times since I've been born, but always with an axe. So while killing someone with a gun is easier, the are still plenty of other weapons. Remember, the first human invention was a weapon!

barteh said,
sounds typical behaviour in a country where guns are legalised.

Sounds like a typical comment from a country where they took your rights a long time ago and tries to sell you knifes that cant be used to stab someone.

barteh said,
sounds typical behaviour in a country where guns are legalised.

Sounds like a typical comment from a country where they took your rights a long time ago and tries to sell you knifes that cant be used to stab someone.

barteh said,
sounds typical behaviour in a country where guns are legalised.

WOW!!! How old are you? Do you know anything about WWII? Do you know why Germany was able to take over so many countries? The people couldn't defend themselves, NO GUNS....
If the people of Europe could have defended themselves properly, Hitler would not have achieved the battles that he did.
OMG! Please do your homework and review WWII history. It's important.

barteh said,
sounds typical behaviour in a country where guns are legalised.

WOW!!! How old are you? Do you know anything about WWII? Do you know why Germany was able to take over so many countries? The people couldn't defend themselves, NO GUNS....
If the people of Europe could have defended themselves properly, Hitler would not have achieved the battles that he did.
OMG! Please do your homework and review WWII history. It's important.

Dane said,

Sounds like a typical comment from a country where they took your rights a long time ago and tries to sell you knifes that cant be used to stab someone.

WTF is a knifes ?

Dane said,

Sounds like a typical comment from a country where they took your rights a long time ago and tries to sell you knifes that cant be used to stab someone.

dem communist nazis be takin mah rites!!!111

nidaros said,

.....

Yeah! guns for everyone! It's important. History has shown us this.
We are not in an era of global peace with various countries negotiating to maintain peace.
Any one of those dictatorships could easily topple the US military, leaving the citizens to defend themselves.

nidaros said,

WOW!!! How old are you? Do you know anything about WWII? Do you know why Germany was able to take over so many countries? The people couldn't defend themselves, NO GUNS....
If the people of Europe could have defended themselves properly, Hitler would not have achieved the battles that he did.
OMG! Please do your homework and review WWII history. It's important.

Its bizarre you tell him to "do your homework", when you haven't got the faintest idea of what you're talking about.

1: Guns are legal in many euro countries, and even more so at the time of ww2 (Europe's just never had much of a culture of owning guns)

2: How the **** is someone with a rifle going to take out a tank or a plane? Or even just a trained solder?

3: Are you imminently expecting an invasion from Canada? or maybe the Taliban are going to arrive in Texas and enslave you all?

matrix64 said,
In my country, very few people have guns (Slovenia). When such family killings happen (quite rare), the father usually butchers his family with an axe. It has happened a few times since I've been born, but always with an axe. So while killing someone with a gun is easier, the are still plenty of other weapons. Remember, the first human invention was a weapon!

getting killed by an axe is a lot more painful than being shot with a gun. Unless you chop of someones head, using an axe will not kill a person right away. A gun is actually more humane. It can instantly kill.

nidaros said,

WOW!!! How old are you? Do you know anything about WWII? Do you know why Germany was able to take over so many countries? The people couldn't defend themselves, NO GUNS....
If the people of Europe could have defended themselves properly, Hitler would not have achieved the battles that he did.
OMG! Please do your homework and review WWII history. It's important.

Oh ****...

mom and dad probably told him it was time to grow up and stop watching cartoons like a little kid and it freaked him out.

I'm glad the police caught this psycho before he killed more people. It's scary to think that just about anyone can go on a killing spree. Judging by his videos, he seems to be a normal person with an interest in anime and guns.

Anaron said,
Judging by his videos, he seems to be a normal person with an interest in anime and guns.

Judging by his actions, I believe we will find out he was a paranoid schizophrenic who fell through the huge gaping cracks in the US (our) health care system and he should have never have had access to weapons.

You know, like every other single time this happens here.

Until we treat the cause, the media will keep making money on reporting the symptoms.

He also had some posts on facebook and he used live messenger a lot and Skype too. Almost forgot he had a gmail account and he sent a lot of e mails

mr lefleur said,
He also had some posts on facebook and he used live messenger a lot and Skype too. Almost forgot he had a gmail account and he sent a lot of e mails

Haha, I also found the YouTube link a little odd. I bet he ate food regularly and used the toilet, along with wearing clothes. Its the clothes fault

duddit2 said,

Haha, I also found the YouTube link a little odd. I bet he ate food regularly and used the toilet, along with wearing clothes. Its the clothes fault

Yeah, clearly the "youtube killer" approach is to drive ad hits across all media. Pathetic.

superconductive said,
what is wrong with people!

what's wrong with a very tiny fraction of people. Fixed it for you.

Yeah this kid, if guilty, is f**ked up!

Slightly off-topic, although it's in the video you selected, but Eden of the East is an awesome anime, and I think it should be one of the first choices for introducing anyone to animes, along with Ghost in the Shell, and maybe Death Note.

MightyJordan said,
Slightly off-topic, although it's in the video you selected, but Eden of the East is an awesome anime, and I think it should be one of the first choices for introducing anyone to animes, along with Ghost in the Shell, and maybe Death Note.

That completely depends on the genres the other person likes.

It's like saying introducing someone to normal movies who's into romance and drama would be best shown Terminator.
(random example)

I adore animes, but I don't think there are any that everyone will love.

GS:mac

MightyJordan said,
Slightly off-topic, although it's in the video you selected, but Eden of the East is an awesome anime, and I think it should be one of the first choices for introducing anyone to animes, along with Ghost in the Shell, and maybe Death Note.

I'd show them something like Spirited Away or Ponyo. It didn't matter what genre the person was into, everyone I've shown them to absolutely loved them.

Sranshaft said,

I'd show them something like Spirited Away or Ponyo. It didn't matter what genre the person was into, everyone I've shown them to absolutely loved them.


You either have a ton of friends to make a scientifically profound statistic or you're overestimating the figures.

That's not to say I know someone who has watched those two and didn't like them, all I'm saying is that you can't make the bold statement that the genres a person is into, or to be more precise: definitely is NOT into (as in dislikes them), don't matter somehow.

GS:mac

Glassed Silver said,

You either have a ton of friends to make a scientifically profound statistic or you're overestimating the figures.

That's not to say I know someone who has watched those two and didn't like them, all I'm saying is that you can't make the bold statement that the genres a person is into, or to be more precise: definitely is NOT into (as in dislikes them), don't matter somehow.

GS:mac

You could just look at this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

That's a pretty big sample size.

Sranshaft said,

I'd show them something like Spirited Away or Ponyo. It didn't matter what genre the person was into, everyone I've shown them to absolutely loved them.

I'm sorry but I would never like that it looks like its for 5 year old children.

Minimoose said,

You could just look at this: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

That's a pretty big sample size.


I'm not saying it's not very popular and has a big chance of being a hit with your buddy, but:
To make the claim that everyone will like it and genres don't matter is insane.

Not everyone watched this movie randomly.
They chose it, because the plot/genre/style appealed to them.
That's unscientific sampling. At least if you go ahead and claim genres don't matter.

I know people who are 100% into romance, drama and slice-of life, but can't stand mecha, action and adventure.
Same way around.

Doesn't mean that one who's in group A cannot like a movie in group B obviously, but don't generalize too much, at least filter by genre.

When I introduce someone to animes, I will most likely pick a genre that's his or her favorite or at least an accepted one.

Chihiro is awesome stuff nevertheless!
Adored it myself.

Daniel_Pooh said,

I'm sorry but I would never like that it looks like its for 5 year old children.


Uhm. NO.
It has a deep deep story.
Maybe the drawing style doesn't appeal to you, that's okay.
I mostly don't like the 1970's drawing styles...

GS:mac

I never said everyone and their mother will like it. I said of everyone I've shown / recommended it to, they've thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sranshaft said,
I never said everyone and their mother will like it. I said of everyone I've shown / recommended it to, they've thoroughly enjoyed it.

I know.
I was mainly about how the genre does matter big time.

GS:mac