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Photos: Father Of Santa Barbara Killer Meets Victim's Dad

Richard Martinez and Peter Rodger in Santa Barbara on June 1, 2014.
Simon Astaire
Richard Martinez and Peter Rodger in Santa Barbara on June 1, 2014.

Richard Martinez said he wanted to meet Peter Rodger to figure out a way to work together.
Simon Astaire
Richard Martinez said he wanted to meet Peter Rodger to figure out a way to work together.

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Rodger is a Hollywood director and Martinez is a lawyer.
Simon Astaire
Rodger is a Hollywood director and Martinez is a lawyer.

Richard Martinez and Peter Rodger meet in Santa Barbara on June 1, 2014.
Simon Astaire
Richard Martinez and Peter Rodger meet in Santa Barbara on June 1, 2014.

Sometimes, not much needs to be said. That's the case with a series of pictures released today that show an early June meeting between the father of the Santa Barbara killer and the dad of one of his 20-year-old victims.

If you remember, Richard Martinez made national news when he appeared at a police press conference and delivered an emotional plea to "stop this madness."

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In the days that followed, Martinez said he would like to meet Peter Rodger, the father of Elliot Rodger, who police say killed six people and himself.

"I've been told that the shooter's father has said he wanted to devote his life to making sure that doesn't happen again. I share that with him," Martinez said. "He's a father. I'm a father. He loved his son. I love my son. His son died. My son died."

In early June that meeting came to fruition. The pictures were released by Rally, a communications firm that focuses on advocacy. They handle the publicity, for example, for Sandy Hook Promise, the group of parents that came together after the Sandy Hook shooting to try and bring about changes to gun laws.

The firm did not release details about the conversation.

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