Violence: A Killing Over 'Aryan Cosmetics'

Jonathan Preston Haynes, a reputed white supremacist and a Third Reich fanatic, hadn't come to Chicago to kill Dr. Martin Sullivan. But, officials say, his intended victim, the president of a company that makes tinted contact lenses, was away on vacation, so Haynes found Sullivan's name in the Yellow Pages and made an appointment at the plastic surgeon's office in Wilmette, Ill. On arriving, he filled out forms and took his place in an examination room. When Sullivan entered the room, according to officials, Haynes shot the doctor four times in the chest.

After the killing on Aug. 6, investigators were puzzling over the fact that the victim was a white Gentile. Last week, prosecutors say, Haynes, 34, revealed his apparent motive at his bond hearing: people like Sullivan helped destroy the white race by tricking Aryans into breeding with the wrong race by giving non-Aryans Nordic features. "I condemn fake Aryan cosmetics," Haynes reportedly explained. "I condemn bleached blond hair, tinted blue eyes and fake facial features brought by plastic surgery."

Sullivan, 68, is not the only one Haynes may have targeted. Prosecutors say Haynes has admitted to the unsolved 1987 killing of Frank Ringi, a prominent San Francisco hairdresser, who was shot in a coloring room at his salon. Ringi's crime, it seems, was lightening clients' hair. "White nationalism is not a monolithic doctrine," Haynes reportedly wrote in a letter to fellow believers two years ago. He boasted that the movement, estimated by the watchdog group Center for Democratic Renewal to contain fewer than 25,000 adherents, covered "the spectrum from atheists to fundamentalist Christians." Last week Haynes introduced a grotesque new band on that spectrum.

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