The mother of the 16-year-old girl who was attacked, thrown into a river and left for dead, says she has forgiven her attackers.
Julie Harper, Rinelle's mother, said she came to that decision when she was told two people had been arrested and charged with attempted murder.
"The first thing that came to me was to forgive right away," she said today after a news conference.
"Of any family members are listening I forgive them. That's what I was taught to do by my grandparents.
"It's hard but I truly forgive them."
But the mother said she would not comment about whether she wants the pair charged to go to jail.
Grateful for prayers
Earlier, Rinelle's parents said their daughter is recovering and Winnipeggers will hear from her soon.
They said the second-year student at Southeast Collegiate wants to get back to school as soon as possible - this week if she could.
The parents - Julie and Ceasar - also thanked Winnipeggers for coming forward with tips which led to the quick arrest of two men.
"Thank you so much," Ceasar said.
Julie said when she first saw her daughter's injuries in the intensive care unit "I didn't recognize her.
"I didn't think it is Rinelle. But every day ...
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