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California gunman Elliot's mum raced against time to try and stop her son

Published on May 27, 2014 7:03 PM
 

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Penang-born Ong Li Chin raced against time in a desperate bid to save her son Elliot Rodger from making a fatal mistake.

Ms Ong rushed to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles together with her ex-husband Peter Rodger after watching her son's "retribution" video outlining his plan to slaughter women at a sorority house at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She reportedly alerted the police and 911 emergency responders, but they were too late to stop the rampage that left six people dead and 13 wounded in the massacre last Friday.

As far back as April, Ms Ong had suspected something was amiss and had reportdely alerted the authorities after coming across disturbing videos posted by her son on Youtube.

Photos of a victim stand in a makeshift memorial in front of the IV Deli on May 25, 2014 in Isla Vista, California. Penang-born Ong Li Chin raced against time in a desperate bid to save her son Elliot Rodger from making a fatal mistake. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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