Parents of Taipei MRT Knife Attacker Apologise
The father knelt down and read a short statement. He repeatedly apologised for what his son had done, and he said he and his wife would burn incense and pray for the victims and their families. He stated that he understood their suffering and that he was himself suffering.
“Although he is our child,” he said, “the crime he committed is terrible … The judge will probably sentence him to death. Although he is our son, I think he must face up to the death penalty. That’s the only way to give a little peace to the suffering families of the victims … We hope that he will be a good man in the next life.”