I have received many emails and comments from you about my story on Jodi Sanderholm's boyfriend. Colby Wilson dated Jodi for four and half years before she was raped and killed by Justin Thurber. Thurber was sentenced to the death penalty for the killing.
During the time right after the murder I thought about Colby Wilson. I wondered how he was doing because we never heard from him. After Justin Thurber was found guilty in court I found Colby to see if he would like to talk to me about his story. He said in the beginning he didn't want to talk with the media because it was just too hard. He said he was ready to talk now. I drove down to Oklahoma and we talked for a couple of hours. He is a very nice person and you can tell he's learned a lot through this whole event. We sat in the church pews where is he currently working. We talked about his relationship with Jodi and his plans for becoming a pastor. We also talked about his current relationship. He says he is truly happy with his new girlfriend but, he will never forget the love and memories he and Jodi shared.
As I was interviewing him it did not seem like I was talking to a 22 year old man. He seemed much more mature probably because of the experiences he has been through. I think the one thing I will never forget about this interview is the peace he received after giving his pain to God. It was pretty amazing to hear his story and see his remarkable happiness after such a horrific tragedy. He hopes his testimony will help many.
Have a great weekend all!!! If you have any questions about the interview just let me know.