LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The father of a Lexington murder victim told his son's killer that he forgave him for his actions, creating an emotional scene in a Fayette County courtroom.
Salahuddin Jitmoud was a rapper, writer, producer and those are only some of the many talents they'll remember about him. Investigators say Jitmoud was stabbed and left to die in the breezeway of Walnut Hill Apartments while delivering a pizza.
Monday, Trey Relford was in court for formal sentencing in the 2015 murder. Salahuddin's father took the stand and gave an impact statement. He shocked the court when he told Relford that he forgave him for killing his son.
Relford was charged with murder, robbery and tampering with evidence. He took a conditional plea to charges of complicity to murder, robbery and tampering with evidence charges and was sentenced to 31 years. He apologized to Jitmoud.
"There's nothing I can really say. I'm sorry about what happened that day. I can't do nothing to give that back to you." said Trey Relford.
Jitmoud's father embraced a tearful Relford.