‘Forgive my son – he had his reasons for what he did’ – Mother of Texas shooter asks people ‘not to judge’ her son

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‘Forgive my son – he had his reasons for what he did’ -Mother of Texas shooter asks people ‘not to judge’ her son

The mother of the teenager who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, said he ‘had his reasons.’

Salvador Ramos’ mother Adriana Reyes aka Martinez, told CNN in Spanish: ‘I have no words. I have no words to say. I don’t know what he was thinking.

‘He had his reasons for doing what he did and please don’t judge him,’ she continued.

Reyes also begged for forgiveness for herself and her son after the mass shooting on Tuesday.

Adriana Reyes, who said she was ‘surprised’ at her son’s horrific killing spree at Robb Elementary School, was seen leaving home clutching her glasses and keys one day after she attended church where she broke down in tears

‘I only want the innocent children who died to forgive me. Forgive me, forgive my son. I know he had his reasons.’

Ramos reportedly had a strained relationship with his mother – something she denies – and was living at his grandmother Celia Martinez Gonzalez’s home when he went on the rampage on Tuesday.

In fact, Gonzalez was his first victim, when he shot her in the face before stealing her car and driving to Robb Elementary School, where he crashed, then ran inside, barricading himself inside a classroom and shooting dead the 19 children and two teachers.

His mother, when asked why he targeted the elementary school, simply said it was ‘to get closer to those children.’

‘Instead of paying attention to the other bad things, I have no words. I don’t know,’ she said.

Reyes’ mother, Celia Martinez Gonzalez, was the first victim of Ramos’ vile rampage when she was shot in the face, with the bullet entering her cheek and exiting under her ear, by the crazed gunman over an argument about his failure to graduate from high school.

 

Rolando Reyes spoke to ABC News’ Matt Gutman about his grandson, 18-year-old Salvador Ramo

Rolando Reyes spoke to ABC News’ Matt Gutman about his grandson, 18-year-old Salvador Ramo

Ramos’ grandfather Rolando Reyes told how the family were kept in the dark about the two lethal weapons he bought.

He told ABC News: ‘I didn’t know he had weapons. If I’d have known, I would have reported it.’

Ramos is believed to have gone to live with his grandparents after rowing with his mother about cutting to WiFi at their home.

The shooter’s grandfather also revealed he was quiet and would sometimes go to work with him.

He said: ‘Sometimes I’d take him to work with me. Not all the time, but sometimes. This past year he didn’t go to school. He didn’t graduate. You would try to tell him but kids nowadays they think they know everything.

‘He was very quiet, he didn’t talk very much.’ The teen did not live with his mother because they had ‘problems’, the grandfather added.

Texas cops have revealed that there was no armed guard on campus when the gunman arrived at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday which allowed him to walk ‘unobstructed’ through an unlocked door and into the building where he slaughtered 21 people.

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