The past few nights had been a non-stop coverage of the Akihabara Massacre and the killer, Tomohiro Kato. Not exactly the most uplifting stuff for a guy like me to watch when sick.
There was a TV interview with the parents of the killer last night. Their faces were obscured to protect their identities, only the father spoke during the 4-minute interview, the mother stood behind him, sobbing quietly, unable to manage a single word.
The father apologized for their son's actions, but it was the image of the mother collapsing onto the ground at the end of the interview that haunts me.
She was literally crawling back to the front door of her house where her husband was standing and waiting. I seriously thought it was heartbreaking.
I cannot imagine what is this like. To live with this for the rest of their lives. I think they are victims of their son's actions as well.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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