Amish Schoolhouse Shooter's Wife: 'I Had to Choose to Believe'

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Seven years ago, Marie Monville got a phone call from her husband Charlie saying he wasn't coming home.

Marie soon learned that before killing himself Charlie had walked into an Amish schoolhouse in their hometown and shot 10 girls, killing five of them, on Oct. 2. 2006.

"That afternoon as I stood in my living room and kindof surrendered myself to the knowledge that my life had changed forever, I felt like I had a choice to make," Monville told CBN News's Charlene Israel. 

"I had to choose whether I was going to believe that God is everything He says in the Word, and everything I'd ever heard testified of Him," she said. "I had to choose to believe that all of that was true and that somehow He would come to rescue us, or I could choose to believe that we were going down on the fast sinking ship."

She is now sharing the story of her darkest days in a new memoir called, One Light Still Shines.

Did she realize at the time that her husband was capable of killing innocent children? Marie Monville talks about this and more, on CBN News Today, Oct. 18.

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