Please keep him, his family, the victims of his crime, and their loved ones in your prayers.
More at SCEJA.
I guess Governor Sanford is not going to follow Governor Warner in Virginia, who commuted the death sentence of Robin Lovitt to life without parole on November 30.
And I cannot imagine the courage and compassion of this Briton, who forgave the murderers of her son, in a horrific racially motivated attack in the UK:
Gee Walker, 49, had listened to every harrowing detail of the ambush by white racist thugs that left her son, a gifted black A-level student, with an ice axe embedded in his skull.I still get chills from reading that! As Mark Shea notes, "Mercy, the most scandalous demand of the Gospel ... is also the most breathtakingly beautiful and supernatural. The power to do what this woman did can only come from God" (Via Eve Tushnet.)
Within minutes Mrs Walker, a mother of six, emerged from the court arm in arm with two of her four daughters to offer words of compassion to Taylor and Barton: “Do I forgive them? At the point of death Jesus said, ‘I forgive them because they do not know what they do’. I have got to forgive them. I still forgive them.
“It will be difficult but we have no choice but to live on for Anthony. Each of us will take a piece of him and will carry on his life."