I think he did the right thing. I don't understand parents who forgive the assassins of their kids. There are two cases in Quebec that shocked me by the attitude of the parents, and let me tell you that the media gave a lot of place of the forgiveness of the parents. One case is the tragic story of a little girl, I remember her name because I felt very, very sad: Melanie. She was 4 years old and a man took her in the woods, attached her to a tree and the little girl died of hunger. The mother forgave the assassin. The other story is the story of a young couple that were walking in a very big bridge in Montreal, Le Pont Jaques-Cartier, one man was there, and throw the couple outside the bridge. In this story the parents also forgave the assassin of their kids and one of the parents were so "christian" that they went to see the assassin every week in prison, like he was one member of their family. I never understood their attitude and never will.
No pardon nor forgiveness for assassins of children.