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We've got a life sentence too, says Joleen Corr mum as killer jailed

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Carol Corr with a picture ofher daughter Joleen

Carol Corr with a picture ofher daughter Joleen

Stephen Hamilton

Carol Corr with a picture ofher daughter Joleen

A long three and a half years since a vicious attack by her partner left Belfast woman Joleen Corr with permanent brain damage which eventually ended her life, a sense of relief washed over her mother on Thursday.

Michael O'Connor (34) will spend at least 16 years in jail for the murder of the 27-year-old beauty therapist, who had her life support switched off on April 26, 2018.

For mum Carol Corr the focus going forward in her life will be on her family, as it has been since the attack in Joleen's Downpatrick home, and on caring for the son her daughter left behind.