Cho's Family: "He Has Made The World Weep. We Are Living A Nightmare"

By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2007 9:29 PM CDT
This video frame grab image taken from a video aired by NBC News on Thursday, April 19, 2007 shows Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui. The video was part of a package mailed to the network on Monday,...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The secluded family of the Virginia Tech gunman broke its silence today with a pained statement from his sister Sun-Kyung Cho, a Princeton grad who works as a contractor for the State Department. The family feels "hopeless, helpless and lost," she wrote, and is "deeply sorry" for his "unspeakable actions," CNN reported.

Seung-Hui Cho's sister said her family was praying for each of his 32 victims, listed by name, and they felt they no long knew him. "My brother was quiet and reserved, yet struggled to fit in. We never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence," she said.