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Alleged Mass Murderer’s Mother Talks Love, Anger For Son

As she waits for a judge to decide if she can have custody of her grandson, the mother of the man, who allegedly committed the worst mass murder in county history, talks about her feelings.

This week, an Orange County judge postponed a decision about whether the little boy at the center of the custody battle that sparked the Salon Meritage shooting should live with his mother's or father’s family.

Since the Oct. 12 massacre in which his mother, Michelle Fournier, was killed and his father, Scott Evans Dekraai, jailed and awaiting a death penalty trial, the McGaugh Elementary School second-grader has been living with his half-sister, Chelsea Huff. Huff has petitioned to adopt her brother, but so has Dekraai’s mother, Michelle Hinmon.

In an interview with the Orange County Register, Hinmon, said she and her son suffer from bipolar disorder and that she loves her son even as she struggles with anger over what has occurred.

According to the The Register, her first words to him in jail were, “I love you.”

"He's my little boy. How can I help but not love him?" Hinmon told the newspaper. "But as a grown man, he ruined too many lives. Hundreds and hundreds of lives. He was too selfish. He made his bed. He has to lie in it.”

For the full article and for more on Hinmon’s hope to help raise her grandson, click here.

Jim April 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Yeah, give him to the bi-polar mother of the worst son in history. That is genius.
Cathy April 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
I agree Jim! Sounds like a great stable environment to me!!! Pleeeeze mrs. Hinmon!!!!! People just never think of the child, DO THEY! If that were the case, all these lives and family would be happily planning their next day and outing and this CUSTODY case would not be happening! I think she needs her Rose Colored glasses changed out!!!!
Emily Knell April 18, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Hopefully Mrs. Hinmon just sealed her fate as she's admitted to being bi-polar just like Scott! I hope there is not a judge on the planet who's going to turn Dominic to someone like this! What kind of mother/grandmother is she on a 'down' day with bi-polar disorder. I think she should ONLY have Supervised visitation rights to Dominic IF AT ALL!
Renee Hudson April 19, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Me being the sister of the most beautiful woman in the world and many other that HE killed would love nothing more to have the first words out of my mouth say I love you but oh yeah I can't. He's a killer and Michele you know how I feel about you! The apple doesn't fall from the tree. Leave our family alone give us some respect and let us move on this is HARD enough. If she as her sons mother would have some decency. Dom should be thinking of rainbows and puppys at his age not what he thinks about everyday! LEAVE US ALONE!!
stephanie Malchow October 13, 2012 at 07:52 AM
i agree no child should ever have to endure what he has! He should be kept out of all this horrible media drama.... I hope the very best for him! ^_^

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