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Sophie's Legacy by Lesley Elliott
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Jan 22, 12



In Sophie’s Legacy, Lesley Elliot tells us about the brutal murder of her only daughter by Clayton Weatherston, Sophie’s ex-boyfriend and tutor. Not only did Lesley witness her daughter’s horrifying death, but she also had to endure a harrowing trial where the killer “systematically shredded Sophie’s reputation in a vain attempt to excuse or minimise his actions”. Being unable to respond to Weatherston’s web of lies was unbearable in itself, but the Elliott family felt completely shut out of the judicial system for the entire duration of the trial. Poor lines of communication and lengthy delays for trial dates left the Elliotts with the impression that the judicial system was more concerned with providing rights for the defendant than seeking justice for the victim.
“Sophie’s Legacy” is a tribute to a loved daughter, at the same time, providing Lesley with an avenue to respond to Weatherston’s lies. A compelling read.

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