Ain't it just the romantic gesture. . .
Woman to wed man who held her hostage
‘We are soul mates,’ victim says of man who also shot her in the groin
Updated: 7:03 a.m. ET Nov. 16, 2005
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A woman says she still plans to marry the man who shot her in the groin and then held her hostage in his family’s garage for six days.
Tina Marie Stebbins revealed her intentions in a letter released Monday as her boyfriend, Christian Leroy Lindblad, 37, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting her in June 2002.
“I love Christian today as deeply as I loved him before this awful thing happened to us,” Stebbins wrote in a victim impact statement. “We are soul mates.”
She added: “I want to tell you all that I have forgiven Christian. And I pray that Christian has forgiven me for failing him when he needed me most.”