Yesterday a man was found guilty of killing his wife Allison Baden-Clay. The prosecution said he smothered her in her sleep and then dumped her body in a creek bed. Allison went missing on the 19 April 2012, her body was found on the 30 April 2012, her husband was charged on the 13 June 2012 with murder and he was remanded in custody….On June 10 2014 the murder trial began, and finally on July 15 2014 Allison’s husband was found guilty of murder. All through this 3 little girls have been without their mother and their father. 3 little girls who are now almost orphans as their father has been sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 15 yrs (the exact amount of time he was married to their mother for). There are no winners in this case – there are 4 losers though…A devoted mother and her 3 precious little girls. Allison’s daughters will be raised by those who loved her most – her parents and siblings.
The enormously talented Rebecca Sparrow sums up how we’re all feeling about this trial and it’s guilty verdict on her blog here.
On the 1st August, 2014 Allison’s family and friends are urging everyone to wear yellow in her memory (it was her favourite colour) and to practice an act of kindness to someone else. Allison was known for her generous nature and kind soul. You can find out more about this event here. If you’re based in Australia (or are clever enough to transfer funds internationally) and you want to donate to her little girls you can do so here:
Late Allison Baden-Clay Children’s Trust
c/- National Australia Bank
BSB: 084-737 Account 94-308-4078.
I’ll be wearing yellow on August 1st…Will you?