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Sandiford's sister fears death sentence appeal may not happen

By echobenevans  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

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LINDSAY Sandiford's sister has made a desperate plea for help amid fears that the drug smuggling grandmother will not be able appeal against her death sentence. The 56-year-old, who lived for a time in Warden Hill and Hester's Way, will face a firing squad after being found guilty of attempting to bring 10lbs of cocaine into Bali. She lost a High Court appeal for the Government to step in and pay for legal aid on Thursday. Sandiford's sister, Hilary Parsons, has said she now fears the family will not be able to put in an appeal before the February 12 deadline. Speaking to reporters as she arrived for her daily visit to Sandiford's prison cell, she added: "Unless I can get someone to help, I fear the worst for Lindsay."

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  • gallopingbear  |  February 02 2013, 9:55AM

    She has a large family. Why don't they pay for it. Why is it our responsibility as tax payers, or even more laughably, as charitable strangers? We have all followed this story as she is from these parts so I do feel somewhat interested in it. As a result of hilary parsons plea I feel moved to donate. I will happily donate to a cause which helps keep recovering drug addicts clean and rebuilding their lives. NOT to a criminal who has lived very profitably for many years without the slightest guilt or care. Hilary. If it was my sister I would be far too ashamed to talk to the paper, in fact I would have stepped in long ago to try and put a stop to her actions. However I still would have got the money myself somehow, and would never dream of going begging for such a disgrace of a relative. Get some humility and take responsibility for your own family .

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  • Beelzebub666  |  February 01 2013, 6:47PM

    Drug peddling scum bag, fitted up my a**e, guilty as sin...no loss to anyone...

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  • verysceptical  |  February 01 2013, 4:42PM


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  • GlosGrumpyGit  |  February 01 2013, 3:13PM

    Has she not got any of the profits left from her drug dealing?

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  • raidermanuk  |  February 01 2013, 1:56PM

    She doesn't require a large sum so why not a whip round within the family - presuming they feel she's worth it.

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  • Bellyflop  |  February 01 2013, 1:27PM

    Why waste the money, she is not worth it.

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  • Bellyflop  |  February 01 2013, 1:25PM

    Why waste the money.She is not worth it.

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  February 01 2013, 1:19PM

    There is a charity that can pay the £2500 needed isn't there? They paid for the high court case in the uk didn't they?

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