Though initial reports claimed that O.A. had listed the recent turmoil over Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed as part of his motive in killing Santoro, authorities would not confirm this. Meanwhile, O.A.'s father and mother, a dental technician and a member of Trabzon's AKP Women's Group, were also brought in for questioning. Eyewitnesses who had been at the Santa Maria church on Saturday also confirmed that O.A. was part of the group of young teenagers who had come to the church on that day during a mass, and had argued briefly with Father Santoro.