He Spent 4 Years Behind Bars, But Atonement Is An Ongoing Process


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When Shuki Beso emptied a cartridge of bullets into his father, it wasn’t an impulse decision, rather a calculated move from a lifetime of desperation.

Growing up, his parents had a rocky relationship. It got worse with time, to the point of physical violence.

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He had grown up a God-fearing man and his faith had strict commandments to “honour thy father and they mother.” When it became clear that he had to choose one or the other, he made a decision.

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There’s no glory in his action. He may have found release, but it doesn’t come with peace. It’s an unflinching look into a man’s struggle with the concept of honouring and respecting his father, a man who may not deserve it at all.

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