A family friend said Wang, who went by the name David, and two other students who shared the Isla Vista apartment with Elliot Rodger had planned to move out because they weren’t getting along with him.
“That guy was always playing music very loud in the middle of the night,” Sherry Fang told KNTV-TV on Monday. “They complained to the manager of the apartment and they were planning to move out.”
“Normally, they don’t talk to each other,” Wang’s mother, Jinshuang “Jane” Liu, told the station. “They don’t have much interaction.”
The tearful mother said her only son was supposed to come home to Fremont for the summer, go on a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park and celebrate his 21st birthday in July. The station said the father, Charlie Wang, could only stand in the doorway, hugging his wife and uttering deep, guttural cries.
Wang, 20, and his parents immigrated to the country from China ten years ago. He graduated from Fremont Christian School and was studying computer engineering at UC Santa Barbara.
Liu called her son “the joy of the family,” someone who aced his college aptitude exams and never bragged about it.
“I wish I could go in exchange of my son’s life,” she said. “I’m just heartbroken. You can’t imagine for a mom.”
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