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Gurdwara killer's heartbroken mother apologises

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August 07, 2012 20:11 IST

The shocked and heartbroken mother of a former US soldier, who shot dead six Sikh worshippers at a Milwaukee gurdwara, on Tuesday said she was sorry for her "precious little boy" turning into a mass murderer.

Laura Lynn said that she has had no contact with her 40-year-old son since she and his father Jesse Alvin Page divorced.

She said she was shocked and heartbroken after hearing about her son's death.

"He was such a precious little boy, that's all I can say, he was a very fun-loving, typical little boy. He was just a very soft spoken, gentle young man," she told Mail Online.

"I am devastated. My heart goes out to all the people who lost their loved ones, that's all I can say, I am so sorry."

Asked if the army had changed her son, she said: "I have no idea I had not been in contact with him that much. Actually in the last 12 years I have not been in contact with him at all since his dad and I divorced."

Wade Michael Page, a 'neo-Nazi', was dismissed from the army in 1998 after serving six years following a 'pattern of misconduct'.

Page, a "white supremacist" and a "skin head", had gunned down six people in the Milwaukee gurdwara, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Pictures show him heavily tattooed. His neighbours said he had a tattoo commemorating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on his right arm, a common indicator of far-Right and anti-Muslim affiliations.

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