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Mark Wahlberg's former victim says he shouldn't be granted pardon

 
 
January 21, 2015 Mark Wahlberg
 

Mark Wahlberg's road to redemption is getting tougher. The actor is currently seeking pardon for racist hate crimes he committed years ago but one of his victims says his request should not be granted.

"I don't think he should get a pardon," Kristyn Atwood said in an interview with the Associated Press.

Atwood came into contact with the actor in 1986 near Boston when she was in the fourth grade. Wahlberg, who was then involved with drugs and criminal activity, along with his friends allegedly threw rocks at her and her African-American classmates while hurling racial slurs at them.

"I don't really care who he is," Atwood continued. "It doesn't make him any exception. If you're a racist, you're always going to be a racist. And for him to want to erase it, I just think it's wrong."

The Transformers actor last month applied to the Massachusetts Board of Pardons seeking pardon for his lengthy criminal record.

"I am deeply sorry for the actions that I took," Wahlberg wrote in the application. "Since that time, I have dedicated myself to becoming a better person and citizen so that I can be a role model to my children and others."

Wahlberg was granted a personal pardom from one of his victims, Johnny Trinh, who he had beaten up in 1988 in another racial hate crime. He spent 45 days in jail because of the incident.

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By: Maverine Lane


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