Woodruff also said that he "puked his head off" before Amanda married Jerad and strongly opposed the marriage.
“I didn’t even want to be there,” he told the Chicago Tribune of Jerad and Amanda's wedding. “The only reason I was there was because I wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle for the first time. But I puked my head off in the bathroom beforehand because I so didn’t want her to marry him.”
“She just said, 'I love him, Dad,'“ he said. “I told her, 'If you really love him that much, I'll try to put up with him. But if I ever see a mark on you from him, I'll kill him.”
Woodruff said he talked to Amanda just a few days before the attack and got no sense that something was wrong.
“I talked to her Friday for the first time in about a month and she seemed happy and fine and everything,” he said. “And then the police show up at 7 o’clock this morning and told us what happened.”
“She was my sunshine and now she's gone, and I just don't think that I'll be able to get over it,” he said. He added in reference to Jerad: “That son of a bitch took my sunshine. He ought to be glad he's dead or else I'm chasing him down.”