Parade’s only friend’s family: “It blows my heart”


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Michele Revoler is a boy from his son Anthony Laporte. Funeral when Bobby Klimo-Current, Slaughter 7 people Twenty other people were injured in a parade on July 4th in the suburbs of Chicago.

It was August 2017 Awkward crimo with long hair Anthony explained that he was one of the only people he had to confide in. Services reviewed by The Daily Beast.

“And whenever I was with him, he was free to hang out. I felt like I wasn’t alone, just as someone was there. I was actually there. “He added.

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“Neither of us could sleep and the conversation was so deep that we just had a lot of nights to keep walking.” I really loved Anthony. He was a really good friend, “Climo told the church.

Rebollar is now working on a quiet child who spent time with his sons at a skatepark in Highland Park, which may have committed a very huge crime that claimed the lives of two parents. is. Young toddler,Life of GrandparentsAnd mother.

The shooting personally affected her. She knows the people killed in the parade. And she is a friend of Alexander Sandval, a man who hid her son in the trash during the shooting turmoil. “His son can’t sleep now and suffers from night terrors,” she said.

Rebollar didn’t want to talk about Crimo at first, but she also didn’t want her son’s name to be dragged into the mud as the only friend of the shootings.

“It was heartbreaking that my son, who had the gentlest spirit in the world, took him out of the house instead of killing the insects … somehow he was connected in some way, form, form. [to Crimo] It’s just scary. “

“Because he had never done this to anyone,” Rebollar said. “He probably loved Bobby and probably did whatever he could for him.”

After reviewing the footage of Climo talking about Anthony, Revoler believes it shows the state of mind of Climo five years ago. “It’s kind of touching, and I don’t want to mention the genocide, do you know?” She said. “That’s scary. There’s no good reason. He could get help and talk to someone, but if he didn’t talk to anyone, no one was there for you. How can I know who to talk to if I wasn’t there? “

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She believes that much of Klimo’s internet presence, including disturbing social media posts and rap songs, is recent. “So what happened between that time and now?” She said. “What happened, what if you came to the point where you wanted to kill the people of your hometown who learned skateboarding?”

Still, Revoler was surprised when Krimo shared the language in Anthony’s service. She finds that Anthony, who has a mental health problem herself and easily sympathizes with others, is attracting people with few friends and lonely people.

“It was the one who had Anthony, so many might have thought of Anthony as one of their only real friends,” Rebollar said. “I’m sure Bobby had a very deep moment with Anthony, because everyone did it.”

After Anthony died of a drug overdose, Kurimo stopped spending time with his family, and Kurimo lost contact with his other son after junior high school. But when they were young, she said they hung out at a local skatepark, Sunset Park.

“When Anthony died, maybe only he [Crimo] Anthony could also be really honest about his thoughts, as he suffered from many thoughts he didn’t like, intrusive thoughts he wasn’t comfortable with. So he understood. He could have been able to talk to him if someone else came to him.

In retrospect, Rebollar thinks he should have reached out to Climo more. He was quieter than the other kids, and from her experience, teenage boys and preteen boys are usually less quiet.

Rebollar’s family was shocked that Crimo made national news by shooting down meaningless innocent people.

Anthony’s brother Andres Christopher Lopez told The Daily Beast that at one point his group of friends, including Climo, had been skateboarding for hours outside the local Dairy Queen. “He was just a quiet person,” Lopez said. “He’s probably a geek, but he was never a happy kid.”

“So now listen to it and it just blows my heart away,” Lopez added. “When I think of him, I don’t think of the tattoos on his face and the guns in his hands. He thinks of the kid who was skateboarding.”

Rebollar is like a wealthy Highland Park community and the nearby Highwood where she lives is like one big community with a line between the rich and the poor, which is also the line between whites and Hispanics. She says it will be converted. As a single mother raising four children, her family did not have much resources. Bobby wasn’t poor (his dad owned a popular deli in town), but he seemed to hang out with teens who didn’t have much wealth and privilege. ..

“How can I sympathize with Bobby? How can you think about all the victims and feel sick?” She asked. “I don’t feel bad about his future. I think he’ll get what he deserves.” But Rebollar says that one kid is overdose of drugs and another kid. He says he knows how it feels to be judged by the community because he recently died of suicide, and Kurimo’s parents are thinking about how to be “judged forever” by the town.

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A former high school classmate recently painted another picture of Kurimo.

They told The Daily Beast that he was destructive and rebellious in class and often tried to promote his rap music to fellow students.

“He had a lot of traffic lights,” said one of his former high school classmates. Said on Tuesday.. “I said I didn’t want to sit next to my teacher. He really scared me.”

Another classmate, Ethan Absler, said Climo appeared to have a “behavioral danger signal” and was “modest and a kind of mystery.”

“He definitely had a behavioral danger signal. He didn’t say anything about this kid being angry, dangerous, violent, shooter, etc.,” Absler said of The Daily Beast. Told to. Some issues regarding behavior and authority. Absler said Crimo will suspend classes on Soundcloud promotions.

He was once suspended from school by printing a sticker with the wrap logo and sticking it around the school in hard-to-reach places.

Absler almost attended the July 4th parade in his city, but withdrew because his 11-year-old brother didn’t want to go. Like other residents, he is still shocked by bleeding.

“Everyone in this country is insensitive to words like’never come to your town’and’mass shooting’,” Absler said. “Highland Park is very picturesque and safe. We kept the door unlocked and laughed at the idea that all kinds of violent crimes were possible. And now I do it. I feel ignorant to think about. “

At a hearing on Wednesday, authorities confessed that Klimo had organized a mass shooting on Monday and said he had “seriously considered” a second attack in Madison, Wisconsin. The motives for Kurimo’s vicious incident have not yet been revealed, but Kurimo told investigators, “Dress up like a girl and cover her tattoos with make-up, to avoid recognition when firing from the roof of the business. “. Overlooking the parade route. After the banquet, Klimo said the Smith and Wesson M & P 15 used to carry out the attack accidentally fell out of his backpack. This is a mistake that authorities say is critical to finding Climo.

At a press conference after the hearing, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Christopher Coveri of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that the alleged 21-year-old murderer had some affinity for “4” and “7.” Clarified. , And it “obviously comes from some music that he is interested in.”

— With additional report by Pilar Melendez

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