Accused Mukilteo killer’s parents: ‘Never in our worst nightmares did we think it would come to such tragedy’

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MUKILETO, Wash. - The parents of the 19-year-old man accused of killing three people and seriously wounding another at a house party last weekend said their "hearts ache" for the families of the victims.

Allen Ivanonv's parents released a statement saying "words alone cannot describe the depth of anguish our family feels for the loss" of Anna Bui, Jake Long and Jordan Ebner.

Ivanov faces three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault.

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He allegedly told police he was jealous that Bui, a former girlfriend, had begun dating again and admitted he used an AR-15 he'd purchased the week before.

"We raised our son with love and we taught him to love life, to respect other people," the statement from Ivanov's parents said. "Never in our worst nightmares did we think it would come to such tragedy for our family, our friends, our community."

Here's the full statement:

Words alone cannot describe the depth of anguish our family feels for the loss of Anna, Jake and Jordan. We pray for Will’s health. Our hearts ache to know that their parents and families are feeling so much pain; please know that we are thinking of you and wish we could ease your grief. We simply cannot imagine how all of us can heal from this catastrophe.

We raised our son with love and we taught him to love life, to respect other people. Never in our worst nightmares did we think it would come to such tragedy for our family, our friends, our community.

We pray to God for strength for us all.

Parents of Allen Ivanov