A woman says she has forgiven her husband, who is accused of killing their two young sons by placing them in a 1,300-degree foundry ladle, and will deal with the criticism for taking him back.
Susan Dobben, 29, sat in a car on Thanksgiving Day 1987, while her husband, Bartley James Dobben, 27, took their children into the Muskegon foundry where he worked. He told her he wanted to pick up a Bible and show off his workplace to the children. As she waited, he placed Bartley Joel, 2, and Peter David, 15 months, in the hot foundry ladle, authorities said.Mrs. Dobben said earlier this month that she has had to deal with criticism over how she has handled the ordeal, forgiving her husband and ending divorce proceedings he initiated in April 1987.