Elliot Rodger’s parents say they are suffering ‘Hell on Earth’
The parents of Elliot Rodger, who recently killed six people and also shot himself to death, said they were suffering "hell on Earth" after knowing that their son was responsible for the tragedy.
Last week, Rodger fatally stabbed three men around his own apartment, leaving two of them dead and third one seriously injured. On Sunday, he killed three young women and shot another man in the town of Isla Vista. Later he was found dead with a gunshot wound in his head after crashing his BMW car.
In a statement read by a family friend on "New Day," Rodger's parents said they were crying in pain for the victims as well as their families, and were hurt deeply to learn that the tragedy was caused by their son.
The grieved family said, "We are crying in pain for the victims and their families. It breaks our hearts on a level we didn't think possible. The feeling of knowing that it was our son's actions that caused the tragedy can only be described as hell on Earth."
A family friend also recalled that Rodger was an unbearably reserved and self-contained person, who often seemed to be the loneliest person in the world.
The 137-page manifesto that Rodger left behind clearly states that the California rampage was created by the years of rejection and jealousy that he suffered due to rejection by beautiful women and successful men. He declared that he wanted to destroy everything that he loved much but could not attain.
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