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Ohio dad treks to Tennessee to keep man in prison

Knoxville News-Sentinel • Feb 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Forgiveness continues to elude Garry Douglas.

He hasn't been able to carve from his heart forgiveness for the man who in 1999 killed his 18-year-old daughter and another woman in a drunken-driving crash.

"I probably should," the 55-year-old Douglas said Tuesday. "That's what Christians do. But I can't. I guess I'll have to answer to God for that."

On Tuesday, Douglas sat five feet from Shannon Ratliff, now 34, across a table in a room at the Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City. Ratliff was trying to get paroled from the sentence that has kept him imprisoned since his conviction in 2001 on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and three counts of vehicular assault.

Read more at the Kingsport Times-News.

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