Thursday, April 15, 2010

Huband Gives Bible to Wife's Killer in Court

I don't know what to make of this..

Husband Gives Bible to Wife's Killer in Court

By Laura Italiano

(The New York Post) - A husband shocked a Manhattan, N.Y., court by giving his wife's murderer a Bible and encouraging him to save his soul, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

"God is going to be with you," Noel Pumarejo sobbed, his hand on a boxed bible and his eyes on David Andrango, 32, who stabbed his wife to death over $10,000 in missing gold when they worked together at an Upper East Side boutique three years ago.

"Just read this Bible, and come to him (Jesus), and save your soul. God bless you, David," he told the convicted killer.

The judge showed less mercy -- sentencing illegal immigrant Andrango, originally from Ecuador, to 25-years-to-life imprisonment.

The store where Sandra Pumarejo worked as a bookkeeper fired Andrango after he swiped $10,000 in raw gold -- but she promised not to call the cops if he would pay it back, and even helped him work out a restitution schedule.

Andrango stabbed her to death in the jewelry store days later, after paying only $400 back.

"I know that nothing will bring her back," Andrango said Monday, when given his own chance to speak.

"I didn't think very well before acting," he said, through a Spanish interpreter. "I've lost my family, my children. But I will keep you in my prayers forever, all of you," he told Noel Pumarejo.

"All of you. I can't look you very straight in the face. I am ashamed.

"Thank you for the Bible. I will take it with me all of the time. I will always read it," he added.

Noel Pumarejo was gracious about the man who murdered his wife of 19 years after the sentencing, saying, "Now I want for him to be saved, too. I don't care about the sentence. I just care for his soul."

Source: The New York Post

1 comment:

Yono Senada said...

Wow! Now, that man really believes in redemption. I really admire him. God bless HIM for walking the walk because it sure is a lot easier for most of us to talk it ...