Dorner case: Mother says family does not condone her son’s actions
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Nancy Dorner, the mother of suspected killer Christopher Dorner, says the family does not condone the violent acts her son is accused of committing.
‘It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we express our deepest sympathies and condolences to any one that suffered losses or injuries resulting from Christopher’s actions,’ she said in a brief statement Wednesday, according to KTLA-TV.
Dorner, 33, is believed to have died in a Big Bear cabin fire after a standoff with police Tuesday afternoon.
He was tracked there after reportedly tying up two people in one cabin and carjacking a man minutes later. All three people reported to police that they saw Dorner.
Nancy Dorner said the family does ‘not condone Christopher’s actions.’ She said the family ‘asks that our privacy be respected during this difficult time,’ KTLA-TV reported.
During the massive manhunt for Christopher Dorner, federal and local authorities searched his mother’s home in La Palma, carrying out bags of potential evidence. FULL COVERAGE: Sweeping manhunt for ex-cop
In 2002, the Enid News and Eagle in Enid, Okla., reported a good deed by Navy Ensign Chris Dorner, a student at Enid’s Vance Air Force Base, which provides aviation training for Navy and Marine Corps students. Dorner allegedly listed Enid, Okla., as a place where he lived in an online manifesto that authorities have attributed to him.
The newspaper article, which mentions Dorner’s upbringing in La Palma, says Dorner and another Vance student found a bank bag containing about $8,000 in the middle of a road. The two ‘promptly took the bag to the Enid Police Department,’ and the money was returned to a local church, the News and Eagle reported.
In the article, Dorner said his mother taught him honesty and integrity.
-- Hailey Branson-Potts