CT Doctor Talks to Oprah About Surviving Deadly Home Invasion

A Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a gruesome 2007 home invasion tells Oprah Winfrey he chose not to commit suicide because he hopes to see his family again in the afterlife.

Dr. William Petit appeared on Thursday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Earlier this month he said in court before their killer was sentenced to death that he'd struggled with suicidal thoughts, nightmares and flashbacks.

Winfrey asked Petit why he decided not to kill himself after he had thought about it. Petit answered that because of religious reasons he thought he might not meet with his family again in the afterlife if he committed suicide. Petit says he "wasn't willing to take that chance."

Petit also says he can't forgive "ultimate evil."

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