Dr. Phil asks Brandi what she would say to Daniel's mother.
"There's nothing that I could say to bring him back. And I can't say I completely understand the pain that she goes through," she begins. "I'm sorry I took those experiences away from her. I'm sorry that I took everything away from her."
"What would you say to Daniel if he was here right now?" he asks, as Brandi wipes her eyes.
"I'm sorry," she says through her tears. "I'm sorry that I took everything away from you. I'm sorry that I took life's experiences away from you. I'm sorry I took you away from your family. I'm sorry for everything."
Back in the studio, Dr. Phil asks Sherri, "Why do you think she should be released at this point?"
"Keeping her in jail is not going to change any more," Sherri replies. "I mean, all it's doing is sentencing her to 12 more years of what? Of pain? Well, she's going to live that pain for the rest of her life. I mean she's going to close her eyes every night and know that she took a life. She doesn't have to be in prison to know this. She lives that memory and that nightmare every night."
Next, he turns to Daniel's family. "The same thing is true with you guys. I'll never tell you I know how you feel. You can't possibly know it if you haven't experienced it. But at some point, don't you have to try and heal your hearts, and try and find the strength to forgive and try to move on in some way?" he asks.
"Well, there will never be forgiveness. Never," asserts Daniel's sister, Crystal.
"I don't think anybody will ever know what happened that night," Dr. Phil continues. "The only two people that could know for sure are Daniel and Brandi. Clearly, both families have a vested interest in this, but there comes a point in time, I think in every family, when you have to realize that there is another brother, there is a daughter, and you have to try and heal and move on."