Mother of Casa Grande murder suspect speaks out

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Alec Javier Perez, 31 (left) and Rodney Ortiz, Jr., 22 both arrested in connection to the quadruple homicide in Casa Grande. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Alec Javier Perez, 31 (left) and Rodney Ortiz, Jr., 22 both arrested in connection to the quadruple homicide in Casa Grande. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
Alec Javier Perez, 31 arrested in connection to the quadruple homicide in Casa Grande. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Alec Javier Perez, 31 arrested in connection to the quadruple homicide in Casa Grande. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
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CASA GRANDE, AZ (AP) -

The mother of one of the suspects in a quadruple shooting in Casa Grande, Arizona, says she feels shock, horror and dismay.

Mary Lou Rodriguez said in a written statement that she is the mother of Alec Javier Perez, one of two suspects held in the slaying of four people Thursday in the southern Arizona city.

[READ MORE: Casa Grande PD ID men in custody, victims in quadruple homicide]

Rodriguez says she loves her son but does not condone or accept violent behavior. Rodriguez expressed condolences to the victims' loved ones.

Police say 31-year-old Alec Javier Perez and 22-year-old Rodney Ortiz Jr. remain jailed after being arrested Thursday on suspicion of four counts of first-degree murder.

The victims are identified as 32-year-old Justin Allen Yates, 27-year-old Jose Martin Aguilera, 31-year-old Connie Carrera and 29-year-old Crysta Proctor.

Police said Proctor was the estranged wife of Perez.

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