Disclaimer: Pronouns were corrected in quotation marks to reflect Aldrich’s gender after the public defender said in a new statement. Court submission The client is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
The mixed martial arts fighter who became the father of a suspect in a shooting at a gay club in Colorado Springs on Saturday night believes he let his children down after being fatally attacked.
“I praised [them] Because of his violent behavior very early on,” said Aaron Brink, 48. told CBS 8. “I said [them] I can do it. It is fast-acting and gives instant results. ”
Anderson-Lee Aldrich, 22, faces five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of prejudice over the Club Q shooting that killed five people. Aldrich is currently being held without bail in an El Paso County Jail.
The shooting occurred on the eve of Transgender Day.
Brink found out about the shooting after receiving a call from Aldrich’s attorney informing him that his child was involved in the shooting. As a Mormon practitioner, Brink first wondered why his child was in a gay bar, adding, “Mormons don’t play gay.” But he is quick to add that there is no good reason to kill innocent people.
“There’s no excuse to go and kill people,” Brink said. “Something’s wrong with killing people. That’s not the answer.”
Brink, who now works as an MMA coach after compiling a professional record of 29-27 over a 21-year career, was encouraged to join the sport by his high school friend and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz. rice field. He made his debut in 1998, shortly after he served time on drug charges, and by the time his child was born in May 2000, he went 3-1. Within months, Brink made his UFC debut against future champion Andrei Arlovski. at UFC28.
Brink and his ex-wife, the daughter of California Congressman Randy Vaupel, divorced a year after the birth of their child. I became a porn actor.according to IMDbadult films led him to habitually use drugs like crystal methamphetamine. A&E reality show interventionhis family and friends confronted him about his drug use.
According to Brink, in 2016, his ex-spouse called him to say his child had changed his name and killed himself. When he asked his ex-spouse about the name change, she said it was because of his appearance in Blink’s adult film past and interventions.
The former MMA fighter also claimed he didn’t know his child was still alive until about six months ago when Aldrich called him to discuss it over the phone. Regardless, Brink apologized to the victims and their families and asked for their forgiveness.
“Sorry for the loss,” he said. “Life is so fleeting and valuable. Those people’s lives were precious. Look, they’re precious. They must be nice people. That’s not what you kill someone for. I’m sorry.” [child] under. ”