Seattle Times:

Pettigrew Peterson, the widow of David Peterson, 54, said that as a mother and a person of faith she has forgiven her husband’s killer and feels nothing but grief for his family.

The teen’s mother, Yvette Watkins, acknowledged she knows little about the allegations, but said her son had been a good and respectful student from a two-parent household who had been taught the difference between right and wrong.

Byron White, a 17-year-old Ballard High School student, is charged with the murder and, according to the PI, has admitted he committed the crime. David Peterson was apparently murdered for his cellphone.