In a sometimes-surreal interview with Greek television news channel Antenna, Antonios Pagourtzis, the father of the accused school shooter in Texas said that his son wasn’t a criminal, but a victim.
His comment came during a telephone interview that the network broadcast on their newscast in Greece.
The bewildered father, whose voice was trembling during the telephone interview, told the reporter that he “felt the pain” of the other victims’ families because he felt the same pain. “I have a funeral too.”
Pagourtzis denied any responsibility in his son’s murderous rampage that killed ten people in a Texas school, criticizing people who said that there was blood on his guns.
“The guns were clean,” Pagourtzis said in the interview, adding that he as hurt that a lot of the negative press about him was coming from his homeland, Greece.
But the most shocking statement in the interview was when the grieving father stated categorically that his son wasn’t a criminal— but, in fact, a victim. He blamed others who may have “bothered” his son, whom he described as a strong kid.
The complete interview (in Greek) with Antonios Pagourtzis is available on Antenna News’ website here.
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