John as a baby with his maternal grandfather. After his father's suicide, John lived with his grandparents, briefly lived with friends, then returned to his father's house. But it wasn't long before the angry and rebellious teen headed on a road trip to forget his past. He never returned to California, except once to see his mother and Genie in 1982. John said he confessed his past to his eventual in-laws, but never shared much detail with other friends and family, until now. "I shouldn't have to feel guilty for my mother and father," he told ABCNEWS.com.
(Courtesy of Wiley family )