Mother Of Mall Shooter Speaks Out

The mother of the Von Maur shooter is going to be on the Dr. Phil show, and she is talking about what went wrong with her son Robert Hawkins and what signs she might have missed.

Robert Hawkins' mom Maribel “Molly” Rodriguez is sitting down with Dr. Phil this week to answer the tough questions surrounding her son's deadly shooting and about the guilt she stills feels over the tragedy.

It was December 5th 2007 and what started out as a day of holiday shopping turned into one of the deadlist mall shooings in U.S. history. 19 year old Robert Hawkins walked into the Von Maur store with an aK-47 and gunned down 8 people wounded 2 others and then took his own life.

Now his mother Maribel is speaking out to Dr. Phil about what might have gone wrong. “I do feel responsible,” she says.  And how guilty she still feels over the entire tragedy. “Those people that Robert killed, they were entitled to be safe.”

And Dr. Phil says there were warning signs that were missed and could have possibly prevented this tragedy all together.  “You knew there was an AK-47 you can't ignore these signs.”  Dr. Phil will also talk about the warning signs to look out for if your child is headed down a dangerous path.

This Dr. Phil episode entitled: Omaha Mall Shooting: A Mother's Guilt, will air right here on Channel 8 on Wednesday at 4:00.

And in the episode Maribel Rodriguez will speak to one of the survivors of the shooting for the first time.