Chris Redd says he is ‘ok and healing fast’ after New York City attack
The father of a University of Texas student, who was fatally stabbed in New York City as the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks approached, said last week he is “ok and healing fast” from the attack.
Jason Daniel Redd, 24, and his roommate, Alex, were stabbed to death Nov. 30, 2014, after a dispute over a bag of pot.
Redd’s family released a statement on Sunday, saying they were “grateful for this opportunity to offer the love and support that they’ve found to us as they heal and move on.”
His father, Jason Redd, a former New York City police officer, said this week he hadn’t heard from his son in two weeks, but the family had been told by authorities that he was conscious and moving around and responding to them.
Jason Redd told Reuters, “I don’t need to hear things like this. I can only feel it and I can only see it. Jason’s not here to tell me he’s in hell, and he’s not here to tell me he’s here. He’s here to tell me he’s right here, and that’s it.”
Redd’s father spoke to the Daily News on Tuesday, saying that his son was stabbed in the neck and chest, and received stab wounds in his left leg, left wrist and on the back of his head.
He said that he had started to cry about 50 times during the interview.
“I’ve been in hospitals, I’ve been in prisons, I’ve been in shelters and I don’t ever want to go back to that,” the father told the newspaper. “I don’t want to be a person who�