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ORLANDO, FL (WFLX) - The mother of a man charged with killing a worker and wounding five others at the Orlando engineering firm where he once worked has apologized to the victims.

Ana Rodriguez told reporters Saturday that she is "so sorry" for the shooting. She spoke after a judge ordered her son, 40-year-old Jason Rodriguez, held without bail at the Orange County Jail in Orlando.

His attorney, Bob Wesley, told reporters Jason Rodriguez "is a very, very mentally ill person."

Police said Rodriguez told detectives he blamed the firm for the recent trouble he had receiving unemployment benefits.

The man killed in the Friday shooting was identified by police as 26-year-old Otis Beckford. The five wounded people were in stable condition at Orlando hospitals and police say all are expected to survive.

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