Victim's family forgives murderer after sentencing
Jul. 13, 2018
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a Connecticut murder victim say they have forgiven his killer but will never forget what he did to their loved one.
Twenty-six-year-old Mohamad Rahim was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for the 2015 shooting death of 37-year-old Duhaney Watson in Bridgeport.
The Connecticut Post reports Rahim's relatives embraced members of Watson's family in a tearful gathering outside the courtroom.
Prosecutors say Rahim was going to buy heroin from Watson but decided to rob him instead. They say Rahim shot Watson in the head after they struggled over the gun.
Rahim, who pleaded guilty to felony murder and other crimes, apologized during the sentencing hearing.
Judge Robert Devlin said Rahim had been unsuccessful in drug treatment before the shooting, but said drug use was not an excuse.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com