Why This Father Forgave The Son Who Killed His Family

Aired on 10/06/2008 | CC tv-pg
On December 10, 2003, the Whitakers returned home from a dinner and were each shot by a gunman inside the house when they opened the door. Mother Tricia and youngest son Kevin both died that night; older son Bart and father Kent survived. Later, authorities discovered that Bart was the mastermind behind his family's murders. He was sentenced to death. In 2008, Kent sat down with Oprah to discuss why he chose to forgive his son. Plus, Lisa Ling visited death row for an interview with Bart to ask the question on everyone's mind: why did he want to kill his family?