The parents of slain Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, calling the death of their son a "nightmare" and asked people to "stop politicizing" their son's death.
Mary and Joel Rich wrote Tuesday in the Post that instead of having time to mourn their son's death, they are responding to some reporters' questions about whether or not his death was part of a conspiracy theory related to him allegedly handing DNC emails over to Wikileaks.
They called the theories "baseless" and asked people to stop causing them "unbearable" pain.
"Seth’s death has been turned into a political football. Every day we wake up to new headlines, new lies, new factual errors, new people approaching us to take advantage of us and Seth’s legacy. It just won’t stop," they wrote. "The amount of pain and anguish this has caused us is unbearable. With every conspiratorial flare-up, we are forced to relive Seth’s murder and a small piece of us dies as more of Seth’s memory is torn away from us.""
Fox News retracted a story on Tuesday on Rich's death, saying it did not reach the outlet's ethical standards. The statement said Fox would continue to investigate.