Mother forgives daughter’s killer

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daughters killerBy JASON REYNOLDS


How do you forgive the man who murdered your child? Can you? Do you seek his death? Or do you petition the legal system to lock him up forever and throw away the key?

A book released last week shows how a couple chose to forgive the man who used a shotgun on their 19-year-old daughter, Ann, during a breakup argument. The couple had been on again, off again for a while, and had wanted to get married.

“Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer: A True Story of Loss, Faith, and Unexpected Grace,” is written by Ann’s mother Kate Grosmaire, with Nancy French. Nelson Books is the publisher. I had the opportunity to interview Kate recently.

On March 28, 2010, Kate and her husband Andy Grosmaire learned their youngest daughter Ann had been shot by her boyfriend, Conor McBride, on Passion Sunday, the week before Easter. The…

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One thought on “Mother forgives daughter’s killer

  1. This reminds me of Dr. Francis Nigel Lee who wrote about forgiving his father’s killer. God will give us the grace to forgive those who have done the unthinkable. Thanks for sharing this story. 🙂


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