“He is dead; I love him still." Vladislav Roslyakov’s father opens up about relationship with son
Igor Roslyakov admitted that he and his son had not been getting along too well.
The father of Vladislav Roslyakov, who slaughtered dozens at the Kerch college, spoke about his son. The Mash Telegram channel posted a video of the conversation.
The man admitted that he loves his son still, no matter what. He blames the Internet and the lack of friends for what happened: “It’s the Internet. Internet, laptop and complete isolation."
Part of the blame is on the mother, according to Igor Roslyakov. The student's parents have been divorced for about eight years and the mother did not let the father see his child; at some point, she joined Jehovah's Witnesses.
“He is dead. You can’t forgive or not forgive a dead person... Even though he is dead, I love him, he is my flesh and blood. My dear son. I had been dreaming to have him,” said the father of the Kerch shooter.
The attack on the Kerch Polytechnic College occurred on the afternoon of October 17. A fourth-year college student, Vladislav Roslyakov, came to the building with a gun and improvised bombs; he opened fire and detonated the explosives, after which he committed suicide. The attack killed 21 and injured 68. The ICR opened a criminal case under article pertaining to terrorism (Art. 205 of the Criminal Code), but subsequently changed it to mass murder (part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code).