A Muslim father forgave his son’s killer in court and left the courtroom in tears after his speech.
Victim Salahuddin Jitmoud worked for pizza hut as a delivery driver and he was on his last pizza delivery for the night on 15 April 2015 when he was attacked and stabbed to death at an apartment in Kentucky by Trey Relford.
Paramedics found his body lifeless in the complex.
The police arrested Relford who planned the robbery and had committed the murder of Salahuddin Jitmound.
Relford denied the charges of murder in the beginning but later pleaded guilty to the charges of murder and robbery.
The court sentenced him to 31 years behind bars.
Trey Relford sentenced to 31 years for the murder of Salahuddin Jitmoud.
Jitmoud’s father told killer Relford that he forgave him “on behalf of Salahuddin and his mother,” who passed away two years before her son. (Scroll down for video)
“It’s been two years and seven months of suffering along with many nightmares, whatever happens to you is from Allah. Let the believer put their trust in Him.”
“I’m angry at the devil, who’s misguiding you and misleading you to do such a horrible crime, i don’t blame you. I’m not angry at you. I forgive you.”
Abdul-Munim Sombat Jitmoud further said, he finds peace in reading the Quran.
The ninth chapter and the 51st verse of the Quran comforted him he most.
“Say, ‘Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us, He is our protector.’ And upon Allah let the believers rely.”
Then the defendant said to Jitmound’s family: “There’s not much I can really say. I’m sorry about what happened that day. I cannot do nothing to give that back to you.”