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Forgiveness And Not Forgetting In The Wake Of A Horrific Seattle Crime

Mar 17, 2016

In the summer of 2009 a terrible crime was committed in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Jennifer Hopper and her partner Teresa Butz were attacked in their home. Hopper survived, but Butz was murdered.

Journalist Eli Sanders wrote a series of articles in The Stranger about that attack and its aftermath. He received the Pulitzer Prize for the third piece in the series “The Bravest Woman In Seattle.”

Eli Sanders’ new book is “While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man's Descent Into Madness.” He and Jennifer Hopper spoke with KUOW’s Marcie Sillman recently about the book, how it came to be told, recovery, forgiveness, and not forgetting.

Ana Sofia Knauf recorded their conversation at Town Hall Seattle on Feb. 3.

Web Exclusive: Listen to the full version of their talk below