Emilia Jackson was tried as her birth name Millie Delaney for the murder of Mason Pritchard. She pleaded not-guilty on the charge of murder but guilty to the charge of Manslaughter on the grounds of Diminished Responsibility.
She was sentenced to fifteen years in prison, released within a half of that sentence if she behaved whilst in prison.
Her children, Lily Samantha Jackson and Violet Rihanne Jackson were placed in immediate foster care following their mother's sentencing. They were later fostored by Tara Delaney, Millie's elder sister.
At her sister's trial, Tara Delaney confessed that her father had abused her too. She claimed he'd gotten pregnant but unlike Millie, she'd had an abortion as she was unable to bring her father's child into the world.
Emilia stared at the photograph of her two daughters, kissed it and put it under her pillow. Then, she pulled the thin blanket over her, turned on her side and cried herself to sleep.
Fifteen years. She wouldn't see her children in fifteen years. Although she was gutted that she wouldn't see Violet start school or Lily leave school and grow up, she was grateful that her bastard for a father couldn't get his hands on her girls.
They were free and so was she.
jottings — there we go, finished. it was only a short story and i hoped you enjoyed it. thank you so much to abbey, (increscent) for all the lovely reviews on the chapters. if anyone is reading and loves trial and retribution, please write some stories. :D