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Joleen Corr's family have shown dignity during terrible ordeal

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Joleen's friends and family gather on Thursday

Joleen's friends and family gather on Thursday

Stephen Hamilton

Joleen's friends and family gather on Thursday

The family of Joleen Corr have maintained their dignity during the most horrific of experiences. Their beloved daughter and sister was left unable to communicate after being punched and knocked downstairs by her partner. Almost two years later she died when her life support equipment was turned off.

Yesterday the family remained dignified when they saw Michael O'Connor jailed for at least 16 years for Joleen's murder.

As they said no sentence will ever bring Joleen back but they have seen O'Connor, a bully and a killer, get his just deserts. Perhaps they will view that as justice and, ultimately, will give them some closure.

Belfast Telegraph