BURLINGTON, Vt. – The 36-year-old man suspected of killing a University of Vermont student last week is being described by his brother as a devoted parent of three daughters.
But the former father-in-law of Brian Rooney described him as the scum of the earth.
Rooney is jail on sexual assault charges separate from the investigation into the kidnapping and death of 21-year-old Michelle Gardner-Quinn, whose body was found Friday in Richmond.
Rooney's brother Rikki Rooney of Iowa says their father abandoned their mother who had to raise six children on her own.
But Rooney's former father-in-law Roger Martin of Craftsbury says he made his daughter do things she didn't want to do and is chronically behind on child support payments.