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Families forgive man sentenced in fatal bus crash

Mar 01, 2018 - Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

In a move that stunned attorneys and the court, the family of the men killed and injured by a driver who drunkenly sped into a bus last summer offered their forgiveness at his sentencing Wednesday.

Markus Jackson and Kenneth Foster's family members told Tyler R. Bjelland, 27, that they forgave him, and urged him to use the experience to save lives.

"I want you to be able to be an advocate ... to tell people, 'Don't drink and drive,' " said Foster's best friend, Yolanda Sims.