The day after his son murdered five of his fellow soldiers in Iraq, Wilburn Russell, 73, said that the Army “broke” his son. John M. Russell was at a stress center to transfer out of active duty, and was undergoing tests that he didn’t realize were tests, his father said, “so they broke him.” "I hate what that boy did," said the elder Russell. "We're sorry for the families, too. It shouldn't have happened." John Russell’s son, John Russell II, said "He's not a violent person. He's just a loving, caring guy. He doesn't like to see anyone get hurt. For this to happen, it had to be something going on that the Army's not telling us about."