No, not a repeat of this story.
Gregory Todd, a chef in Hull, England, was stabbed so severely by his girlfriend, Tiffany Baillie (in his back, while he slept) that he sustained injuries to his colon, a kidney, and his pancreas, needed emergency surgery to survive, and required a three-month hospital stay for recuperation; but when she stood for sentencing earlier this month (on charges that routinely carries a sentence of between nine and sixteen years), he wrote a letter to the judge asking for leniency, telling him he forgave her, and brought an engagement ring to the courtroom.
The judge sentenced Baillie to only three years, citing Todd’s forgiveness and his pleas on her behalf. Todd didn’t get to give Baillie the ring in person, but her barrister was allowed to bring it to her.
Todd publicly thanked the judge for his leniency.
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