Victim’s mom forgives killer at Mass. parole hearing

(WHDH) – It was an unexpected turn in a horrific murder case out of Massachusetts.

Rod Matthews, the man convicted of brutally murdering his friend when they were teenagers, pleaded to be released in an emotional testimony.

The victim’s mother also made a surprising statement Tuesday in court.

The parole board said it can take months before they decide to release Matthews.

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