"The understandable hatred that was expressed yesterday and that has been palpable throughout the week, has me recognize that most will find it impossible to accept. But the fact is, I very deeply regret what I have done and the harm I know I have caused so many." --Russell Williams the day he was sentenced for two murders, two sexual assaults and 82 break-ins.
"Go join your friend, Paul Bernardo." --Anonymous man in the courtroom
"The depths of the depravity shown by Russell Williams have no equal." --Justice Robert Scott, presiding judge
"I can never, ever, ever forgive him for taking my daughter’s life and taking her away forever.." --Roxanne Lloyd, mother of murder victim Jessica Lloyd
"(He is) pure evil that took her from us." --Andy Lloyd, brother of Jessica Lloyd
"We cannot forgive the affront to all of us and to all that is decent. We long to lance it, like a boil on the world." --Mike Strobel, The Sault Star
“He cannot stand before this court and expect forgiveness. Indeed, from a fundamental and moral perspective, one could debate whether he’s even entitled to ask for forgiveness." --Michael Edelson, attorney for Russell Williams
"If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him." --Jesus Christ to his disciples
"I forgive him. It's not up to me. But, yes, I forgive him for what he did to me." --Laurie Massicotte who was sexually assaulted by Russell Williams for two hours in her home."
"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." --Jesus Christ as he was dying a tortuous death on the cross
"But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." --Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount
Is Russell Williams forgiveable? Am I? Are you?