Jared Loughner: Arizona Shooting Suspect's Parents "Feel Guilty," Says Neighbor
TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO) The parents of Jared Loughner, the man accused in the Tucson, Arizona shooting rampage on Saturday, said they feel guilty about what happened, according to a neighbor.
On Monday, Randy and Amy Loughner, parents of shooting suspect Jared Loughner, asked long-time neighbor Wayne Smith to relay their feelings to CBS affiliate KPHO.
"They're devastated, and they feel guilty for what happened," Smith told the station. "They want to know, where did they fail? I told them they didn't fail. They taught him everything about right and wrong. We all know you can teach someone everything and have no control how it works out."
Smith said that Loughner's mother has been in bed, crying nonstop since Saturday.
"It's really bad right now," said Smith.
According to The Wall Street Journal, it was Smith himself who delivered the news to Randy and Amy Loughner that their son was under arrest and suspected of a mass shooting on Saturday. He told the newspaper he informed the couple what was going on when they returned to their home after shopping to find it swarmed by police.
Jared Loughner, 22, stands accused of killing six people and wounding more than a dozen others at an event hosted by Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who remains hospitalized in critical condition after a bullet passed through the left side of her brain.
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