Left for Dead, Woman Forgives Attacker

Injuries left Lydia Tillman unable to speak, but she hopes attacker finds peace.
1:45 | 11/11/11

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She had been attacked and then be hand and left for dead in her apartment set on fire. And she managed to jump -- second floor window to save herself. -- just down the hospital. When we got there. You could not recognize -- We did not there was no way you would know. That it was Libya we could recognize her ring. Where he recognizes -- she has on her calf. Video was in a coma for five weeks and she still unable to speak but while she was unconscious she was able to provide the evidence. That would close the case. That's where they got the DNA and Travis force. And who -- his fingernails. And hideous stuff. At his sentencing. -- who was still fighting to regain her ability to speak presented this statement Travis Ford's. You caused me no harm. My spirit my soul in my mind remained untouched. May you find peace in this life it was my intention to find the strength in my heart to forgive Travis Ford's. I did. I'm happy as I've ever been. Yes I hope. To live -- these -- fired into. I'm do you peace. And my -- I wanted to be more patient. Was myself.

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