Meet Reggie Factor
Reggie Factor is the mother of 15-year-old Adrian Jerry Gonzales, her teenage son is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 8-year-old Madyson Middleton in Santa Cruz, California.
It’s been little over a week since the body of little Maddy was found, her killer identified as her neighbor Adrian Gonzales, has been charged as an adult and more recently it has been revealed he had suicidal thoughts in the past.
Reggie’s son is the perpetrator in a hideous crime and when you think of blaming someone her name would pop but reports say Maddy’s mom, Laura Jordan has actually embraced the mother of her daughter’s killer.
Jordan spoke for the first time over the weekend, she told the SF Chronicle:
“I just love her, and we both lost our children that day. That’s the tragic truth,” “I don’t fault her.”
Jordan said she hugged Reggie Factor at a memorial for Madyson. Cameras caught the moment where Reggie’s son was being arrested last week, she was seen screaming, asking officers why her son was being taken away and crying out over what Adrian had done.
Not much is known about 52-year-old Reje “Reggie” Dimailig Factor, people close to her family have described hard times for the single mom, she allegedly divorced Adrian’s father and a frequent lack of money, employment and housing.
On July 26, Reggie’s son is believed to have lured, kidnapped, raped and killed Madyson –known to everyone as Maddy –at his family’s apartment at a housing complex in Santa Cruz.
Both Factor and Jordan live at the Tannery Arts Center, a unique housing complex dedicated to artists and their families.
Factor’s son made a brief court appearance at the Santa Cruz County courthouse last Thursday but did not enter a plea. His arraignment was pushed back to September 21, the Daily Mail reports.