Parents of UT stabbing suspect apologize to victims

21-year-old Kendrex Jermaine White is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Harrison Brown on the UT campus. (Photo: Austin Police Department)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The parents of a young man suspected of stabbing four students at the University of Texas are apologizing for his actions and say his behavior turned erratic following a car accident weeks before the campus attack.

Kenneth and Shantina White said that it was "frightful" to see their son's behavior and that they sought psychiatric care for him.

Twenty-one-year-old Kendrex White was charged with drunken driving following the accident and his parents wonder whether a head injury may have contributed to the change in his demeanor.

Authorities say the younger White fatally stabbed one person and injured three others May 1 before police disarmed him. He's since been charged with murder.

Police said the day after the stabbings that White suffered from mental health troubles.

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