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Extraordinary forgiveness

Last year, while researching a project on restorative justice, I met Debbie, an Abbotsford, BC, woman. She had a remarkable story to tell. Fifteen years earlier, her stepson Kristian Warsing had strangled Debbie’s two young children, and tried to kill her during what appeared to be a psychotic rampage. For a long time, Debbie wished that Kris, convicted of murder, would “rot in hell.” But then came an extraordinary transformation. I researched the story and brought it to the CBC, and they asked me to produce it with reporter Duncan McCue. McCue wrote and narrated the feature we called “Embracing a killer.”

It was broadcast on CBC's "The National" on Sunday, April 4, 2010