60-year-old Cathleen Naomi Calderon is the mother of Aaron Alexis, the man who police say fatally shot 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard. Cathleen who is a registered nurse lives in her 130,000 apartment home on Putnam Avenue broke the silence on the terrible tragedy caused by her son 34-year-old Aaron Alexis.
Ms. Alexis spoke for the first time today since her son killed 12 people on Monday; she expressed sorrow and said she did not know why her son, did what he did, she apologized to the public saying she is “so, so very sorry.”
The statement that was read at her home is very brief and it says,
“Our son Aaron Alexis has murdered 12 people and wounded several others,” “His actions have had a profound and everlasting effect on the families of the victims. I don’t know why he did what what he did, and I’ll never be able to ask him, why. Aaron is now in a place where he can no longer do harm to anyone, and for that I am glad. To the families of the victims, I am so, so very sorry that this has happened. My heart is broken.”
According to her LinkedIn profile, Cathleen has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has worked in the hospital and health care industry her whole life mainly in Brooklyn, NY. This results very ironic since her son, Aaron has been said to suffered from multiple mental disorders including paranoia and a sleep disorder. Just last month Cathleen’s son was involved in an incident in Rhode Island in which he complained that he was hearing voices, according to a police report on the incident but sadly it is unclear whether the Navy followed up.
As far as we know she had two children including Aaron and sister Naomi Alexis-Little who is now married to Anthony Little who also addressed the media saying the family was devastated and distraught by the recent events.
Cathleen has been concealed in her apartment since her son’s shooting rampage with journalists camping outside her home. Apparently she has spoken to one CNN reporter and her statement was read by Bishop Gerald Seabrooks outside her home.
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