He told his story to a committee of state lawmakers in October who were considering a bill that would let some felons erase their criminal records.
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"What a woman," he said. "She taught me how to love. She had my back every time when I needed it. The greatest gift she ever gave me was Jesus. I cannot wait until that day that I see you again."
Natalie Cole remembered with mix of music and laughter →