Let’s not forget the real victim

(as dictated to Mrs Grumble)

Alf is a bit scratchy about the headline writers at the NZ Herald today.

He takes issue with Victims have say at Weatherston sentencing atop the rag’s account of the sentencing of Sophie Elliott’s killer, Clayton Weatherston, who will be banged up at least for 18 years.

After a month-long murder trial in which Weatherston, 33, spent hours bragging about his achievements and attacking the character of his dead victim, he was silenced in the same Christchurch courtroom yesterday while Sophie Elliott’s family had their say.

Ms Elliott’s father Gil stood only a couple of metres away as he told Weatherston he was the “epitome of evil”.

Weatherston glanced upward only briefly, unwilling to hold the gaze of the man he had robbed of a daughter.

But it was Sophie who was the victim in this tragic case.

And she had no say in what happens to the crazy bugger who killed her.

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