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'I slept through the night for the first time since she died': The mum who went to prison to meet man responsible for daughter's death

Dec 11, 2014

from the article by Cathy Owen in Wales Online:

Kate Morgan had struggled to come to terms with the death of her 22-year-old daughter Lona Wyn Jones in a horrific car crash two years ago.

The 45-year-old from Dolgellau desperately wanted to visit the driver, Ian Edwards, who was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

She said she had questions that only he could answer....

Kate was able to do just that after getting involved in a restorative justice programme which gives victims the chance to meet or communicate with their offenders to explain the real impact of the crime....

“Meeting him gave me the chance to look him in the eye and tell him exactly how I feel. It was an opportunity for me to tell him what a wally he had been. It was a conversation I couldn't have had in the street. I now feel there is nothing out there I don’t know, no secrets.

“I feel a sense of satisfaction knowing I told him how I feel. I no longer have those unanswered questions.

“It was amazing that after seeing Ian Edwards in prison I went to bed that night and for the first night since the crash I slept all night. Restorative justice was brilliant for me but I do believe that might not be the case for everyone.”

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