The former Marine who killed his father and stepmother in front of his 11-year-old sister and then livestreamed the aftermath gave a chilling jailhouse interview, in which he claimed his dad was accused of sexual abuse.
Irvin Hernandez Flores, 23, calmly told San Francisco’s KTVU he had no intention of gunning down his father, Jose Hernandez, and stepmom, Yessenia Soto Hernandez, when he went over to the family’s Bayview, San Francisco home drunk and heavily armed last Saturday.
He told the news channel he walked into their bedroom in the dark as they slept and his father lunged at him.
‘Once I emptied the clip I turned on the lights and I see him on the floor. And after that I see his suffering and I just stopped his suffering,’ Flores said.
When asked if he shot his father again, the former soldier flatly responded, ‘Yes, ma’am.’
In the interview on Thursday in the San Francisco County Jail where he’s being held, he said he had no intention of murdering his stepmom.
Irvin Hernandez Flores, 23, pictured in jail, gunned down his father and stepmother in their bed last Saturday
The former Marine’s father, Jose Hernandez, and stepmom, Yessenia Soto Hernandez, pictured here, were asleep in bed when Flores barged in and shot them both
Flores said he was drunk at the time and heavily armed, but had no intention of killing anyone
‘She was in the crossfire,’ he said ‘I didn’t have any intentions to deal with her.’
Flores admitted he was angry at his dad, choking back tears during the interview when he spoke about his shattered dream of becoming a SWAT team sniper on the San Francisco Police Department.
‘All my life I wanted to do good for my family, but my father, he killed my dreams,’ he said.
‘Where’d my sister go?’ Flores can be heard saying gleefully on a livestream broadcast after the shooting
Flores, seen here, manically livestreamed the bloody aftermath of the shooting with his 11-year-old sister still in the house
He served four years in the Marine Corps before being honorably discharged. He was in the process of applying for the SFPD. It’s unclear how his father interfered.
The former soldier also said a relative had recently accused his dad of sexual abuse. Flores admitted that his memory of the night was hazy because he was intoxicated.
Flores said he was drunk and legally armed when he burst into the home (pictured) of his father and stepmother in their bedroom before killing them both
‘I don’t remember much, but the gun was legally mine,’ he said.
He livestreamed the bloody aftermath in a profanity-laced broadcast in which he appears manic.
‘Where’d my little sister go?’ he’s heard saying gleefully after the double homicide, referring to his adolescent sibling.
Flores told the station that his livestream was a way to say goodbye to his surviving family members because he may be in prison for a long time.
Flores said he had hoped to join the San Francisco Police Department SWAT team as a sniper
Flores spent four years in the Marine Corps before he was honorably discharged
After emptying his 20-round clip, Flores said that he helped his little sister call 911.
‘She wasn’t crying. She was shocked. She needed my help to get in contact with emergency,’ he said.
Again he became emotional when he talked about his family, apologizing to them and his little sister for taking away her mother.
‘I want to apologize. I didn’t entirely want to do this,’ Flores told he news station. ‘Our heavenly father knows I didn’t do this with the intent to kill my father – especially my sister’s mom who had nothing to do with this.’
Flores said he plans to plead not guilty to the murder of his father and stepmom because he had no intention of killing them.