Man Forgives Granddaughter Accused of Murdering Her Mother
Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Fred Mahingen lost his daughter, but he is not giving up on his grandchild who stands accused of taking the woman???s life.??Although he does not intend to be there for the trial because his deep emotional wounds are still healing, he says that when his granddaughter comes out of prison that he will “always be here for her.”
Brittany Mahingen was 18 when she was charged with second-degree murder for the Nov. 3, 2010 slaying of her mother, Leanne Mahingen.
Police have said the 38-year-old died of blunt-force trauma.
Leanne???s father, Fred Mahingen, said ???although the most horrible part??? is seeing his granddaughter charged, he hasn???t written her off.
???She phones me,??? he said, adding he also sends her money and is happy to talk to Brittany whenever she calls.
???She was afraid everybody would hate her. I told her I forgave her and love her and after that she couldn???t talk much.
???I forgave her ??? she???s my granddaughter.???