SPRINGFIELD, Ore., May 26 -- The sister of the 15-year-old boy accused of killing their parents and going on a shooting rampage that left two high school students dead and nearly two-dozen others wounded has expressed her 'deep, deep sorrow and sympathy to the victims of the shooting.' Kristin Kinkel's lawyer, Donald Loomis, said today that she has been meeting with family members and coping with the deaths of her parents and the arrest of her brother, Kip, who's charged with four counts of aggravated murder.
Loomis said, 'She has asked that I relay her deep, deep sorrow and sympathy to the victims of the shooting at Thurston High School and their families. She feels and shares your loss.' The attorney added, 'Kristin is, as her parents were, supportive of her family. Her brother Kip is a part of that family and she remains supportive of him. She has had an opportunity to speak with Kip and they shared their grief.' Shortly after the high school shooting spree, deputies found Kinkel's parents, Bill and Faith, shot to death in the A-frame home the couple shared with their son. Kristin Kinkel returned to Oregon following the shooting last week. She was attending college in Hawaii. A public memorial service will be held Friday night for Bill and Faith Kinkel in the Springfield High School gymnasium. Students are being let out of school early today to attend funeral services for 17-year-old Mikael Nickolauson, who was killed in the deadly rampage last Thursday. Funeral services were held Monday for 16-year-old Benjamin Walker. ---
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