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Mother forgives daughter's attackers

kalantri on Family - The mother of the 16-year-old girl who was attacked, thrown into a river and left for dead, says she has forgiven her attackers.

Julie Harper, Rinelle's mother, said she came to that decision when she was told two people had been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

"The first thing that came to me was to forgive right away," she said today after a news conference.

"Of any family members are listening I forgive them. That's what I was taught to do by my grandparents.

"It's hard but I truly forgive them."

But the mother said she would not comment about whether she wants the pair charged to go to jail.

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