An Oregon teen accused of killing his mother and seriously injuring his father delivered an emotional account of the events that occurred Wednesday, saying he was high on meth while apologizing profusely.
“None of it was supposed to happen,” Brett Pearson, 17, told KPTV from the Marion County Jail on Friday. “I should still be sitting at home with both my parents eating dinner. I should still wake up every morning in my bed going to school, getting my education. I should see my girlfriend tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock and spending the day with her, making her dinner.”
The 17-year-old and his friend, Robert Miller II, are accused of fatally shooting 44-year-old Michelle Yvonne Pearson. Her husband, Bill Pearson, also suffered gunshot injuries, but is expected to survive.
“Regardless of being under the influence, it’s still a decision I made,” Pearson told KPTV. “It’s still something I did. It’s still something that was very wrong and should never have happened.”
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Pearson said the two planned the shooting while high on meth.
“I want people to know that I am sorry for what I did, not because I got caught, not because I’m sitting here in this garment, not because you’re in front of me,” Pearson told the local Fox affiliate. “But because I’m truly sorry that I let myself make the choices I made and that I got so far gone that I decided to try to take somebody’s life, including my own parents.”
The two will be charged as adults and are currently in custody without bond.
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