(ABC NEWS) Following the arrest of a man in connection with the killing of two nuns in Mississippi last week, the nephew of one of the nuns says the family is “thankful that he’s off the streets.”

David Merrill, whose aunt Paula Merrill was found dead Thursday along with Margaret Held in their home in Durant, told The AP he agrees with the idea of forgiveness, but he’s not sure if he’s “capable of completely forgiving.”

Speaking from his home in Stonham, Mass., Merrill said he’s “not as strong” as his aunt. But if the man — Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, who has been charged with two counts of capital murder — is convicted, he would not support the death penalty. The capital murder charges mean he could face the death penalty.

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