Anna and Peter’s son was the kind of kid who’d get into fights with his parents and then run away.
His mother was a tough-minded, law-abiding woman who loved her son, and she was a loving and devoted mother to him.
When Peter Annas, now 32, turned 13, his father got a call.
His son was dead.
Annas says his mother had to fight off her anger and grief, then turn to God to comfort him.
“We didn’t know what to do, but she didn’t give up,” Annas said.
“We just said, ‘We’ve got to make this right.'”
Peter Annas had a loving mother and a loving son.
He was a wonderful, caring man.
Now he wants to make it right.
“My wife was devastated, and I’m going to try to make sure that she doesn’t have to go through this,” Annatas said in a phone interview.
“I know that she will have a lot of grief, and it’s not worth it.”
Annas said he has already taken action, including asking his congregation to pray for his mother and that of his brother.
But he’s also seeking legal advice.
He said he believes he has a duty to share his story, and that his story is a sign that there’s something else going on inside him that needs to be looked at.
“There are so many things that are going on that need to be investigated and addressed,” Annatsas said, adding that he plans to file for an involuntary manslaughter trial in the coming weeks.
Anna said he’s been a father for 10 years, with no issues with his mother.
He also says he has no regrets about what happened.
“I’m going through a tough time, and there’s a lot to deal with in this world,” he said.
“It’s something that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.”