Victim's Wife: I Know I Need to Forgive My Husband's Killers to Move On

Jessica Thalasinos told INSIDE EDITION she believes her husband Nicholas was targeted by the killers for his religious beliefs.

A woman whose husband was gunned down in the San Bernardino massacre says she knows she needs to forgive his killers. 

"I know in my heart for me to move on in life, I'm going to have to forgive them for what they did," Jessica Thalasinos told INSIDE EDITION.

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Her husband of nine years, Nicholas Thalasinos, was one of 14 people killed in Wednesday's tragedy.

The 52-year-old dad-of-two was an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County. He was a Messianic Jew and was passionate about Israel.

His wife said he was vocal about his faith and his thoughts on Islamic terrorism, although she said her husband never argued with the gunman, his colleague Syed Farook, about their differing faiths.

Still, she believes Nicholas was targeted in the shooting.

"I have a feeling he probably was [targeted] because of his views and I really feel he was martyred," she said. "As soon as I heard about it, I knew he was gone."

But she knows he wouldn't have gone down without a fight, she said.

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"He was probably trying to protect the women and other people around him," she said. "I know at least one of them wound up in the hospital instead of being killed."

Following his death, Jessica said that she is taking comfort in her faith.

"I know he's in a better place," she said of her husband. "I know my husband wouldn't want me to dwell on what has happened. He would want me to tell his story."

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