UCSB Shooter’s Dad: ‘A Part of Me’ Wishes Son Was Never Born
UCSB Shooter’s Dad: ‘A Part of Me’ Wishes Son Was Never Born (Mediaite)
Peter Rodger, the father of the UC Santa Barbara shooter, spoke out in an emotional interview with Barbara Walters on Friday night. And amid all the questions about what Elliot Rodger was like as a kid, Walters asked a tough question for any parent to answer: “Do you wish your son was never born?”
Rodger described the horror he experienced on the day of the shooting and said, “Every night I go to sleep. I wake up, and I think of those young men and young women that have died and were injured and were terrorized, and my son did that.”
He gave Walters some insight into what his son was thinking and going through, and towards the end of the interview, Walters asked that very difficult question about whether he wishes his son would have never been born. Rodgers gave this answer.
“That’s a loaded question, Barbara. Part of me says yes, and the reason is because he did an awful lot of harm to young men and young women who didn’t deserve to die.”