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Father of a 12-year-old, accused of capital murder, looking for answers



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A 12-year-old boy from Uvalde is being charged with capital murder. John Duane VanMeter Wednesday night.

Uvalde detectives and the Texas Rangers are still trying to find a motive for the shooting.

The boy's family is shocked and sad when she also looks for answers: We do not identify this man to protect his 12-year-old son.

"I wish that had not happened," said the boy's father. "I felt that it bothered me a bit." Maybe all of this could have been avoided and things would have been different.

In early October, the boy's father, VanMeter and another man say his son was threatened with physical violence.

"He was threatened and bullied by these of the Lord and, allegedly, of the brother," said the father.

The father says he never reported the threats to the police.

"I have no idea," said the father, when asked where his son got the gun from. "You can not say where it came from, someone from the school or someone from the area, maybe he saw it and took it somewhere."

The father has not seen or spoken to his son since he was arrested late Wednesday evening and taken to a youth prison in Jourdanton.

The boy's family says he will appear in court next week.

"They did not deserve it, this family did not deserve it," said the father. The son will have to pay for the consequences he has done.

The Uvalde police chief, Daniel Rodriguez, said they would investigate whether or not threats or bullying were a factor in the shooting.

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