December 5 2013 Latest news:
BY LIZZIE PARRY
Thursday, February 21, 2013
THIS is his second chance, he must make the most of it.
They are the humble words from Dot Richardson to the man responsible for killing her daughter Kate as he prepares to return to a free life – four years after his actions left two families devastated.
Scott Nicholls is due to be released any day now – almost four years to the day after he got into a car while over the alcohol limit and with drugs in his system and ploughed into Emma Harold, her younger sister Beccy and Kate as they walked home from a night out.
Emma, 26, and 25-year-old Kate were killed, Beccy was left with life-changing injuries.
Mrs Richardson, of Chelmondiston, told The Star this year has been the hardest anniversary to face.
“This year has been the worst,” she said.
“I tend to bury my head in the sand and don’t really think about him (Nicholls), I’m not really interested in what happens to him whatsoever.”
But the 58-year-old added: “Having said that, it is a small town and you do hear things.
“It is extremely hard, it shouldn’t be any different to any other year, but it is.
“The biggest insult for me would be if he came out a reoffended.
“This is his second chance – I want him to take it.
“He is lucky to have it and must make the most of it.
“My friends tell me I have forgiven him, and although I can’t say the words out loud, I think in my heart I have.”