- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A New Hampshire couple has gone above and beyond in forgiving their son’s killer by taking him into their home and helping him get back on his feet after he was paroled Thursday.

Christopher Bazar served three year in prison for manslaughter in the accidental shooting of his best friend, 29-year-old Donald St. Laurent. Bazar said he had a few beers and was high on marijuana when he fatally shot his friend in December 2011, a local ABC affiliate reported.

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

Her husband, also named Donald St. Laurent, plans to give Bazar a job at his roofing company once he’s released from prison in a few weeks.

“I think he’s done his time,” he told the station. “I think it’s something he’s going to have to live with the rest of his life. I also believe that people deserve a second chance.”

The victim’s parents begged for leniency when Bazar was sentenced to four to 10 years in prison. They asked for a reduced sentence, which was granted and led to the parole hearing last week, the station reported.

The three hugged outside the parole board room at the state prison in Concord, the station said.

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