"He was anything but a monster. He was probably the nicest, most caring person ever," Kazmierczak's girlfriend Jessica Baty said. "They were just saying awful things about him. He was this monster. He wasn't the person that I knew?was not the one that walked into Cole Hall and did that."
Baty said Kazmierczak called her early Thursday morning to say goodbye and to tell her to not forget about him. But, she said, he gave her no indication that he was planning anything. Soon after Kazmierczak went on the shooting spree, Baty received a package that he sent to her. It contained what Baty described as a goodbye note.
"It says, 'You were the best, Jessica. You've done so much for me, and I truly do love you. You will make such a good psychologist or social worker someday. Don't forget about me. Love, Steven.' I can't believe he is gone. I can't believe that he took other people with him," said Baty.
Baty said she still loved Kazmierczak. The two had been dating on and off for two years and had been living together mostly recently.