He said Merrill would want him to forgive whoever killed the women, but he hopes the perpetrator is arrested, convicted and executed. “She doesn’t deserve to die like this, doing God’s work,” Morgan said, shaking his head. “There’s something wrong with the world.” The women, both 68, were found dead at their home Thursday morning after they failed to show up for work at the clinic, where they gave flu shots, dispensed insulin and provided other medical care for children and adults who couldn’t afford it. Their stolen car was found abandoned a mile from their home, and there were signs of a break-in, but police haven’t disclosed a motive. Authorities have not said how the women were killed, but the Rev. Greg Plata of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Lexington, where the nuns had led Bible study for years, said police told him they were stabbed. The state posted a reward of $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Plata said both nuns’ religious communities have asked that people pray for the killer or killers. look what i foundAsked about people’s struggles to forgive, the priest said: “Forgiveness is at the heart of being a Christian. Look at Jesus on the cross: ‘Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.'” On Friday, a handwritten sign on the front door of Lexington Medical Clinic said it was closed until Monday.
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