|Canadian musician Scott Jones tells his story in the 2018 NFB documentary film Love, Scott (Photo by Laura Marie Wayne)|
Nova Scotia gay musician and choral conductor Scott Jones was stabbed in the back and throat slashed outside a New Glasgow club in October 2013. Nineteen-year-old Shane Edward Matheson was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
The stabbing severed Jones’ spinal cord, leaving Jones paralyzed from the waist down. Yet when he read his victim impact statement in Nova Scotia Supreme Court during sentencing, Jones told Matheson, “Shane, nothing can justify what you've done to me, but I forgive you for what you have done."