Below are Los Angeles Superior Court documents related to Chris Simcox's increasingly erratic behavior in September and October 2001. The name of Simcox's son, who was then 15, has been redacted. All documents are downloadable PDFs.


"I am dead serious... I will not speak to my son or anyone again until you can recite at least the preamble of the Constitution..." 
Transcript of answering machine message left by Chris Simcox, September 12, 2001


"Do not send [our son] back here because I will begin teaching him the art of protecting himself with weapons... I purchased another gun... I have more than a few weapons..." 
Transcript of answering machine message left by Chris Simcox, September 13, 2001.


"I hope you live through the weekend... If I don't see the big mushroom cloud or if L.A. is still here I'll be back on Monday..." 
Transcript of phone conversation between Chris Simcox and his son, September 20, 2001.


"Moe may end up on the dead pile." 
Transcript of phone conversation between Chris Simcox and his son, September 30, 2001.


"[Chris] appears to be in a very unstable state of mind.." 
Custody petition to the court, October 29, 2001.