The mother of ex-Pantera guitarist 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT's murderer has
confessed she bought her paranoid schizophrenic son Nathan Gale the gun he used
to kill four people.
Ex-marine Gale was shot dead by police after he gunned down Abbott and
three others at the star's gig with his band DAMAGEPLAN in a Columbus, Ohio,
nightclub last week (08DEC04).
And Gale's mother MARY CLARK has told Columbus TV station NBC 4 she gave
her son the weapon as a Christmas present to reward his passionate struggle
against the mental disorder.
She admits, "When he came home for Christmas the year he was in service, I
was proud of that man for cleaning up his life the way he did. And I bought him
that gun. I'll never, never be able to live that part down.
"And I still don't understand the whole thing, but he came home with his
medications, and I don't know if he took them or not. I don't know if he was
afraid to, or ashamed to or didn't believe it himself.
"I have such remorse for those families, and I am so sorry that they are
losing their loved ones."