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Example of Forgiveness: Father of car crash victim hugs DUI driver who killed his son

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September 13, 2012 / 


Example of Forgiveness: Father of car crash victim hugs DUI driver who killed his son


Luke 6:36 – 37:  ”Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.” - The heart-wrenching exchange between a father whose son died in a car crash and the teenage drunk driver who was behind the wheel left witnesses in a Wyoming courtroom in tears on Monday.

Takunda Mavima, 18, had just finished high school and was driving home from a graduation party on May 20 when he crashed into another car full of his classmates at Wyoming Park High School.

Tim See, 17, and Krysta Howell, 15, died in the crash and now Mavima, who was also 17 at the time of the crash, will spend the next two-and-a-half to fifteen years in jail as a result.

Mavima’s remorse was obvious as he attempted to hold back tears during his address to the courtroom filled with relatives of his victims.

‘I’m so sorry that I took two bright, intelligent, wonderful people out of this world …. I wish … I’m so sorry,’ he said, stopping intermittently for tears.

His sorrow did not fall on deaf ears, as both the sister and the father of victim Tim See spoke on behalf of Mavima, urging the judge to give him a light sentence as he understands and has apologized for his actions.

Forgiveness was seen throughout the ordeal, as the victim’s father, whose name is also Tim, hugged Mavima as he walked out of court after the sentencing.

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