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Admitted shooter and kidnapper speaks out


The man who shot his wife multiple times in Temple and then kidnapped their son, is speaking out in a jailhouse interview, just days after the incident activated an amber alert.

30-year-old Vincent Corson's wife had a protective order against him, but that didn't keep him away. He says he didn't go to his wife's apartment planning to shoot her, but things escalated.

He says if it weren't for his son, things would have turned out much differently.

From behind bullet proof glass, Corson says his son saved his life and possibly others.       

"I'm glad I saw my son right there because of the fact that if he wasn't, if I wouldn't have turned and saw my son there crying I would have stayed there and waited for the police to come so I could shoot at them and they could go ahead and execute me."

Just moments after shooting his wife, he grabbed his two year-old son and took off north on I-35, triggering an amber alert. Two year-old Isaiah Corson was buckled up in the back seat. Corson says he was headed to Florida to be with his family.

"I was just trying to spend some time with my son," says Corson. "That seven hours that I did have with my son were essentially the happiest seven hours I've had in the last six months. I was just trying to spend some time with my son."

The search finally ended when Dallas police cornered him more than 100 miles away in Mesquite, Texas. He says the only reason he pulled over was because he was concerned for his son's safety.

"I looked at my son, said 'I love you, I'm sorry,' and then got I out of the vehicle."

Corson says though he can't remember everything from that fateful Friday morning, he does regret what happened.

"I'm sorry. I didn't, physically me, myself do this. You can look at me in my eyes and tell that I didn't do this myself something happened. I don't know what happened," says Corson. "I was told I shot my wife. I didn't go to there to harm my wife. This is the love of my life. Still today, I love my wife."

Corson's wife, Jankea Wiggins, is expected to recover from her injuries but police haven't released anymore information about her condition.

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