NEW YORK, New York (WTVN) -- For the first time since their son's death, Otto Warmbier's parents are talking.
Fred and Cindy Warmbier appeared on Fox's "Fox and Friends" Tuesday morning, saying North Korea kidnapped and tortured their son.
Otto was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor after he was convicted to trying to steal a propaganda poster from his hotel.
He was released by North Korea in June and flown to Cincinnati, where his parents hoped he would get medical care to help him recover.
But Warmbier died on June 19, six days after returning to the U.S.
Fred Warmbier tells Fox News that as he and his family boarded the plane to see Otto, they heard the sound of inhuman howling so terrifying Otto's mother ran off the plane.
The parents say their son had been tortured by Kim Jong Un's brutal regime, leaving him blind and deaf with mangled teeth, jerking violently and moaning on a stretcher with a feeding tube coming out of his nose.
Fred Warmbier tells Fox News, “North Korea is not a victim, they are terrorists. They purposefully and intentionally injured Otto.”
You can see the full Fox News interview here.
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