The Boy Who Killed His Molester
"Did you realize you had stabbed him that many times?" Oprah asks.
"No," Daniel says. "I had no idea."
A judge found Daniel guilty of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to five years probation and was ordered to stay in jail until the court finds him a therapy-based treatment facility.
At the sentencing, the judge read a quote from forensic psychologist Dr. Michael Welner: "A skillful groomer, a skillful abuser, gets into the child's DNA and becomes a part of the child, and the child can't cast him off regardless of the age."
Daniel could have spent a minimum of 15 years in prison if convicted of the original charge—murder. There are some people who feel the judge went too easy on the teen, but Daniel feels differently.
"Do you feel that the sentence was fair?" Oprah asks.
"I feel it was fair," Daniel says.