Why This Wife Forgave Her Husband for Murdering Their Children

Aired on 08/15/1989 | CC tv-pg
In May 1989, Bartley James Dobben was sentenced to serve two life sentences without ever a chance of parole. He was found guilty but mentally ill for the killings of his two young boys. That same year, Oprah interviewed his wife, Susan Dobben, who explained why she forgave her husband. Susan told Oprah Bartley James was a paranoid schizophrenic, who was not responsible for his actions.