I have a friend whose ex husband tried to kill her. He sent a mail bomb to her work. Fortunately she didn't die and wasn't seriously injured. He is in federal prison now. She says she has forgiven him, and holds no anger about it. She's a better person than me bc I don't know if I could forgive that. Could you?
Edit: For those of you asking about what happened to my friend, and what a mail bomb is, here is a newspaper article that tells what happened:
Bomb suspect waives right to extradition from Texas
NORCROSS -- A computer consultant who tried to kill his ex-wife with a letter bomb has waived extradition and could be brought to Atlanta as early as next week to face federal charges, authorities said.
Christopher Joseph Bishop, 34, was transferred to the custody of federal authorities in Waco, Texas, after his initial court appearance Thursday, said Neeta Sullivan, a spokeswoman with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Atlanta.
Christopher Joseph Bishop
Bishop, who lives in the Seattle suburb of Bothell, Wash., will be formally charged with building and mailing explosive devices after he is brought back to Atlanta, Sullivan said. An attorney will be appointed for him then.
Federal agents say Bishop built two package bombs in his parents' Atlanta-area home last weekend and mailed one to his ex-wife.
(I took my friend's name out to protect her privacy.)
Bishop, 33, opened the package addressed to her Wednesday at an Apex Supply Co. distribution center in Norcross. It exploded, but she suffered only minor burns to her hands and face.
Bishop was arrested early Thursday near Waco after arriving there for a business trip.
After a consent search of his Waco hotel room turned up a notebook with diagrams of the explosive devices, Bishop confessed to building and sending them, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
A search of his parents' home turned up items similar to those used to build the devices.
Some household items that could be used in making bombs were seized Thursday in a search of Bishop's house in Bothell, ATF spokesman David Harper said. He would not elaborate.
Bishop's current wife, who owns a business in Mill Creek, Wash., left the house with federal agents after a warrant was served Thursday
''Her demeanor has been a little surprised, a little scared,'' ATF spokeswoman April Carroll said.
When the first bomb exploded Wednesday, another Apex employee, was standing near Bishop and was blinded briefly. Both women were treated at Gwinnett Medical Center and released.
Contained in the device were notes saying, ''This is all your fault,'' and ''You are the weakest link, goodbye,'' the affidavit said.
Bishop mailed the second bomb to an Apex warehouse in Lawrenceville, but only as a distraction to mislead investigators, authorities said. No one was injured when that bomb exploded.
Bishop mailed both bombs from Norcross last weekend when he was in the Atlanta area to visit his 4-year-old daughter, said John C. Killorin, special agent-in-charge of the Atlanta ATF office. Bishop lived in Gwinnett County until losing his job 15 months ago and relocating to Washington state.
Both devices were designed to spray drywall screws and nails but did not work as intended, Killorin said.
Apex Supply is owned by The Home Depot, but police determined the bombs had nothing to do with the home improvement chain.
Soon after the first explosion, a phony bomb threat at Home Depot's nearby headquarters caused the company to evacuate 4,000 workers. Authorities were called to examine suspicious packages there and at a home remodeling business in Norcross. Those packages proved to be harmless.
Bishop did not make the threats, the ATF said.
I also wonder sometimes what that does to her daughter, knowing her father tried to kill her mother. Could she ever have any kind of relationship with him? I don't know how her daughter feels about the whole thing, if she is angry and resentful, or if she feels nothing at all towards him. The whole thing makes me think about life, and forgiveness, and what i would do in such a situation. I think she is an amazing woman. She is so strong, and you would never know looking at her and talking to her that she ever went through something like that.