In the decades since her brother's execution, Karen says she's lived with guilt for his crimes but is finally speaking out to end that cycle. "I don't know what I feel guilty about. He was my brother; he did it. They weren't my choices," she says. "I don't want other people that have even a son or a daughter that do something, I don't want them to think that they're a bad parent. People have choices after they're a certain age, and if they make the right choices, their life is good. But if they make the wrong choices, it's not, and I've worked with people in prison, and that was where I got a lot of my healing from."
Published on February 17, 2010