Little Big Town Star Reacts To Sentencing For Brother-in-law’s Killer

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July 23, 2013 | 2:22pm EST

Little Big Town star Kimberly Schlapman has urged fans not to drink and drive as the man who killed her brother-in-law was sentenced on Monday.
The singer’s husband lost his brother, Thomas, last year and his killer has since been handed a 22-year sentence after he was convicted of the crime.
She took to on Monday to announce the news, writing, “My husband lost his brother to a drunk driver the day before thanksgiving last yr (year). Today that man was sentenced to 22 yrs in prison, but… that doesn’t bring our brother back. Please don’t drink & drive.”
Her husband Stephen Schlapman appeared to be happy with the verdict, adding: “Guilt admitted, remorse expressed, forgiveness requested and granted.”
His tweet prompted his wife to add, “My husband is a gracious man.”