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This just in… Virginia shooter’s parents suicide

April 17th, 2007 . by Matt

According to Korean Naver News, the Virginia shooter’s parents have tried to commit suicide, with the father succeeding, and the mother still unknown.

UPDATE 1: According to this, the Korean media has been a little trigger happy with the report that the parents of the shooter committed suicide.

She said some media had erroneously reported that the couple, who moved to the U.S. in the 1990s, had killed themselves.

She emphasized that both are very much alive.

She would not disclose where Cho’s parents are currently staying.


8 Responses to “This just in… Virginia shooter’s parents suicide”


  1. […] Update: It is being reported in the Korean press that the parents of Cho Seung-Hui have committed/attempted suicide. It is not clear if both succeeded. […]

  2. comment number 2 by: James

    Maybe they’re trying to send a message to the parents?

  3. comment number 3 by: egg

    It is a tragety. I feel sorry for the parents.
    But putting my feelings aside, what should have they done?
    Taking the responsibility of failing to raise the killer properly and kill themselves as they did?
    Conpensating (with money) and apologizing to the victims family using rest of their lives?
    Or as the killer was an adult, did they have no responsibility and there was no need of conpensating?
    I cannot decide what I would do if I were in their position. I am an outsider but I can`t help wondering.
    But again I am sorry for them.

  4. comment number 4 by: egg

    Sorry, I missread. The killers parents are alive. Please forget my post3.

  5. comment number 5 by: kjeff

    Matt,
    Thank you.

  6. comment number 6 by: kojibomb

    Even if they are alive, I feel sorry for his parents and other family members.
    Asian news esp those on websites are not credible…
    My Taiwanese friends thought that the killer was a mainlander after reading Taiwanese news.

  7. comment number 7 by: espi

    I could care less whether they’re living. It doesn’t bother me a bit.

    It’s amazing to read people’s sympathetic reactions in the aftermath toward shooters’ familes.

    The shooters’ families should be held responsible to a degree. I’m not saying Cho’s family should be hanged, but a committee should question them to determine if they took reasonable responsiblity for their pathetic son’s mental demise.

    VT students claim the killer never talked to anyone, that he harrased other students and concerned faculty members.

    These signs were ignored by VT administrators; thus, the parents (who probably preferred their son’s attending college rather than having to be responsible for the troubled youth) had no idea how mixed up their son’s mind was.

    Thus, the parents and the college should be held responsible to a degree. Finaicial compensation from the parent’s earnings should suffice. For example, the parents’ contributions should be funded toward legislation for gun control, college scholarships for victims’ siblings, etc.

    Businesses hold consumers responsible for shoplifters, right?

  8. comment number 8 by: Ken

    One monthe passed since the incident but surely we must watch it not to get ‘Danger past, God forgotten’.
    Because such a thoughtless guys appeared as
    applauding the killer as a hero or
    making the incident a game as follows.
    http://bbs.enjoykorea.jp/tbbs/read.php?board_id=ttalk&page=4&nid=667269
    ‘Internet game of Virginia massacre sparks outrage’
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/070517/world/australia_us_crime_shooting_internet_2
    Following is the reactions to it at a blog.
    http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/readreview.php?id=378086