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Mother's sentence call for Chanelle Sasha Jones killer

Chanelle Sasha Jones
Chanelle Sasha was planning for the future, her mother said

The mother of a teenager who was murdered by her father said no innocent person should be put through such "extreme fear".

Gary Fisher, 48, from Solihull, West Midlands, has been found guilty of murdering Chanelle Sasha Jones, 17, in his car in Ceredigion last year.

Jayne Jones, the teenager's mother and Fisher's former partner, said Fisher should be locked up for a long time.

He will be sentenced at Swansea Crown Court at a later date.

Man guilty of murdering daughter

During the trial, Prosecutor Chris Clee QC said that when arrested, Fisher told police he killed his daughter because she had wanted to die after suffering a sex attack.

But Ms Jones, in a statement read out by a police officer after the verdict, said Fisher's claim that he had killed their daughter as part of a suicide pact was "idiotic".

She said her daughter had been recovering from the rape ordeal and was planning for the future.

"No innocent person anywhere should have their life taken by another or have to go through extreme fear," she said.

He seems to have no remorse by claiming this was an idiotic attempt at a suicide pact
Jayne Jones, mother of Chanelle Sasha Jones

"We cannot live forever, but no life should end with this suffering.

"As I am not a person who seeks revenge, I wish Gary Fisher no harm but I do feel that he should be locked up for a long time.

"My daughter was beautiful and I love her as I do my other children.

"Things have previously been tough since she had been raped; however, she had started to come out of all of that and she wanted to get back with her boyfriend and wanted to buy a house.

"We had become good friends and I just wanted to be there for her. Gary Fisher has put us all through this, not only myself but my other children and family.

"He seems to have no remorse by claiming this was an idiotic attempt at a suicide pact."

The statement adds: "My children are now sadly in fear of their own father and it haunts me, and always will, as to how petrifying and frightening those last awful hours must have been for my Chanelle.

'Tragic end'

"We all feel totally devastated and in total shock by this awful tragedy and how completely this has shattered our lives.

"My beautiful daughter, Chanelle Sasha, is missed more and more as time goes by and words cannot really describe the awful deep feelings we are experiencing."

Dyfed-Powys Police welcomed the verdict in a statement read out by Det Sgt Stephen Davies.

"Sasha Jones' life was brought to an early tragic end by her own father in August 2009," he said.

"Dyfed-Powys Police hope that today's verdict will start to bring some closure for the family and help them come to terms with this awful tragedy."

He added: "Dyfed-Powys Police used the latest technology to track Fisher's movements and bring him to justice.

"Specially trained officers, including family liaison officers, have been deployed with regards to this investigation.

"Our thoughts are with Sasha's family at this most tragic time."

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