Murder is a tragedy, which affects not only the murder victim but also the family left behind. The family feels a deep sense of loss because there is no way that the precious life lost can be restored, not even by the death of the one who took it.
Some convicted of murder, driven by deep remorse, apologize to the bereaved and wronged family, as did Derrick Mason to the family of Angela Cagle. He did this many years ago by letter, not prompted by an imminent execution date, but driven by deep remorse and sadness for the parents' loss of their precious daughter, Angela Cagle.
Angela Cagle's father was gracious enough to respond to Derrick Mason. He told Derrick to give his life to God. This he has done.