A Crime Victim and Perpetrator Talk About How Their Unlikely Friendship Came to Be

A Crime Victim and Perpetrator Talk About How Their Unlikely Friendship Came to Be

June 21, 2013 | by Irina Zhorov, Stephen Watt, and Mark Farnham | Wyoming Public Media

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Read part one of a series on restorative justice efforts in Wyoming, which tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a crime victim and his perpetrator. Mark Farnman robbed a bank and during his attempted escape shot Stephen Watt, who at the time was a Wyoming State Trooper. After months of written correspondence and eventually meeting again in person, the two men built a relationship based on compassion rather than hate.

Read part one of a series on restorative justice efforts in Wyoming, which tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a crime victim and his perpetrator. Mark Farnman robbed a bank and during his attempted escape shot Stephen Watt, who at the time was a Wyoming State Trooper. After months of written correspondence and eventually meeting again in person, the two men built a relationship based on compassion rather than hate.

To learn more about restorative justice at NCCD, click here.