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Forgiving and Living

Billings Gazette

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RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) - Mark Farnham is serving a 55-to-75-year prison sentence for shooting and maiming a highway patrolman.

His prison time has been reduced twice by two different governors, but his best hope for getting out earlier lies with Stephen Watt, the man he shot five times and nearly killed 20 years ago.

Watt, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor in Tuesday's primary, calls Farnham his best friend.

Blinded in one eye from the shooting and still carrying a painful bullet near his spine, Watt said that if he is elected governor, releasing his assailant would be among his first acts.

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