Act of forgiveness: Parents give home, job to man who killed their son


Christopher Bazar and Deborah St. Laurent (Photo Credit: CNN via WMUR)

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CONCORD, New Hampshire — He was convicted of shooting his roommate and best friend.

Now, his sentence has been reduced all thanks to the victim’s parents.

According to WMUR, Christopher Bazar pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 shooting death of Donald St. Laurent at their home. He admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana at the time.

He’s been in prison for three years.

St. Laurent’s parents, however, have offered Bazar a home and a job and pulled for him to get an early release. So he will be allowed to soon leave prison with St. Laurent’s mother, Deborah, and will start working for the victim’s father and his roofing business.

St. Laurent’s father told the parole board that everyone involved had suffered and that it was time for the healing to begin.

“He’s my other son,” Deborah St. Laurent said. “My son loved him, and I love my son more than life, so.”

“Just the end of a long road and the beginning of a new one. It’s a good day. It’s a great day,” said Bazar.

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