A statement about the incident was given on Monday from the family of the 19 year old suspected shooter in the weekend’s Southern California synagogue attack. John Earnest’s family gave their condolences to the victims and disclaim their son.
Earnest’s family wrote a statement saying, “To our great shame, he is now part of the history of evil that has been perpetrated on Jewish people for centuries.”
The statement continued, “Our son’s auctions were informed by people we do not know, and ideas we do not hold. Like our other five children, he was raised in a family, a faith, and a community that all rejected hate and taught that love must be the motive for everything we do.”
In addition, Earll Pott, the family’s lawyer who issued the statement, said the parents will not pay for a lawyer for their son, who will probably end up represented by a public defender. (FOX News)