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Dad of slain girl: I’ve already forgiven suspect

Dad of slain girl: I’ve already forgiven suspect

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BREMERTON, Wash. – The father of a slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl says he forgives the 17-year-old neighbor suspected of killing and raping his daughter.

James Wright tells the Kitsap Sun that Gabriel Gaeta “chose wrong” but that “I’ve already forgiven him.”

Gaeta is being held in lieu of $1 million bail on investigation of first-degree murder and rape of a child.

Jenise’s body was found on Aug. 7 in a muddy bog near her home. James Wright says Gaeta was considered “part of the family.”

He and his wife are seeking to regain custody of three children who were removed from their care on Aug. 4 as authorities investigated Jenise’s disappearance.

The state placed the children with two adult siblings in Bellingham. The Wrights have a court date Monday.

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