In this photo, killer Omar Mateen poses with one of his ex-wives, Noor Zahi Salman, and his son, whose face has been blurred to protect his identity.
Beaming for the camera with his wife and child, this could be the image of any cheerful family man.
But behind the smile, the people of Orlando discovered on Sunday, lurked the mind of a cold-hearted killer who gunned down dozens of gay and lesbian fellow Americans, reportedly after being enraged by the sight of two men kissing.
His father has issued a video statement speaking out about what his son did where he says it was wrong of his son to take it upon himself to “punish” the gay community.
“God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality,” Seddique Mateen said in the statement, which was posted on Facebook and uncovered by the Washington Post.
“This is not for the servants [of God],” he adds.