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A powerful story of forgiveness

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In this season of betrayal, death and mercy, a powerful act of forgiveness jump off the pages of a city newspaper and really hits home.

"Had Noel Pumarejo given his wife's murderer a piece of his mind in court today, no one would have faulted him.

Instead, speaking at a podium in an emotional Manhattan sentencing, Pumarejo gave the man who'd senselessly stabbed his beloved Sandra a bible and a piece of his soul.

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"God is going to be with you," Pumarejo sobbed, his hand on a boxed bible and his eyes on David Andrango, 32, who slaughtered his wife over $10,000 in missing gold when they worked together at an Upper East Side boutique three years ago.

"Just read this bible, and come to him, and save your soul. God bless you, David," he told the killer."

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