Fathers of Isla Vista shooting suspect, victim meet

Richard Martinez (left) poses with Peter Rodger (right). The two met June 1, 2014, after their sons died in the Isla Vista massacre. (Mr. Simon Astaire)

Photos were released Sunday of an emotional meeting between the father of the Isla Vista killing spree gunman and the father of one of the victims.

Peter Rodger (left) hugs Richard Martinez (right). The two met June 1, 2014, after their sons died in the Isla Vista massacre.



The photos were taken June 1, when Richard Martinez, the father of shooting victim Christopher Martinez-Michaels, met face-to-face with Peter Rodger, the father of suspected gunman Elliot Rodger.

Peter Rodger (left) looks at Richard Martinez (right). The two met June 1, 2014, after their sons died in the Isla Vista massacre.



In prior interviews, Martinez mentioned he wanted to meet Rodgers' parents, and said that he did not hate his son's killer.

Richard Martinez (left) poses with Peter Rodger (right). The two met June 1, 2014, after their sons died in the Isla Vista massacre.



Elliot Rodger is suspected of stabbing three people to death and fatally shooting three others before turning the gun on himself near the UC Santa Barbara campus in May.


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