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Teves' father lashes out at media coverage

Tom Teves, left, with his wife Caren Teves, holds their son's Alex ashes, while briefing media after his memorial service at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in Ahwatukee, Ariz. Alex Teves was one of 12 victims killed in the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. At least 50 others were wounded in the attack on July 20, at the theater during a showing of the Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." Police identified the suspected shooter as James Holmes. (AP Photo/The Republic, Nick Oza)

Just minutes after thanking Colorado police for their work in the Batman massacre, the father of victim Alex Teves lashed out at the media's coverage of the mass shooting and several others.

In a post on Tumblr, Associated Press reported Peter Solomon Banda posted, in full, Tom Teves' open letter that slammed media for their "sensationalized" coverage.

In the letter, Teves said that he spent about an hour watching both Fox News and CNN and saw both the face and name of several shooters, including his son's killer and that of Tucson shooter Jared Loughner.

Teves, a proponent of media not naming Colorado shooter James Holmes, said he sees no reason for media to further the infamy of mass shooters by constantly showing their image and reiterating their names.

Report the facts but have the courage to keep the sensationalism out of the news and stop being part of the story.

Teves goes on to say that the actions of the media encourage further shootings and the blood of at least a fre victims are on the media's hands.

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