A family friend of Charles Carl Roberts IV read this statement from Roberts' wife, Marie, last night on WGAL television in Lancaster:
"The man that did this today was not the Charlie I've been married to for almost 10 years. My husband was loving, supportive and thoughtful - all the things you'd always want and more. He was an exceptional father. He took the kids to soccer practice and games, played ball in the backyard and took our 7-year-old daughter shopping. He never said no when I asked him to change a diaper. Our hearts are broken, our lives shattered and we grieve for the innocent lives that were lost today. Above all, please pray. Pray for the families who lost children today. Please pray too for our family and children."