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Mother can 'never forgive' killer
Tracie Andrews and Lee Harvey
Andrews stabbed her fiance more than 40 times in a lane
The mother of a man murdered by his fiancee who alleged he had been killed in a road rage attack said she can never forgive her.

Tracie Andrews was jailed for life for the murder of her partner Lee Harvey in 1997. He had been stabbed more than 40 times in Alvechurch, Worcestershire.

Ten years later, Maureen Harvey has written a book about the incident which she said has helped her move on.

She said she fears coming face to face with Andrews after her release.

"I loved him too much to forget him," She told BBC News.

"It devastates the family, anniversaries, Christmas, birthdays - there's a big hole."

Maureen Harvey
Mr Harvey's mother said Andrews has 'put her through hell'

Andrews told police that the couple had been chased one night in December 1996 as they drove to their flat after being at pub in Bromsgrove.

The former model and barmaid claimed a "fat man with staring eyes" had attacked her 25-year-old fiance.

But the prosecution said she had repeatedly stabbed him in the neck with an imitation Swiss Army knife after a row. Mr Harvey bled to death beside his car.

Five days later, Andrews, 28 at the time, was arrested and later charged with murder.

Exclusion order

"I held her hand at the press conference when all my family were pointing the finger and at the end of the day she lied," Mrs Harvey said.

Andrews is serving life with a tariff of 14 years and from July next year she is eligible for supervised trips out of prison in preparation for her final release.

Mrs Harvey, who has campaigned for government funding of groups supporting families affected by crime, said she wants an exclusion order put in place banning Andrews from being near her.

At the end of day I cannot forgive her and I never will
Maureen Harvey

She said: "She'll be allowed out and I could come face to face with her.

"I've asked for a 50-60 mile exclusion zone so she can't come near me."

She added: "People say you should forgive because anger will consume you. I've put a lot of hatred and anger into that book and I think that has helped.

"But at the end of day I cannot forgive her and I never will."

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