In mitigation for Darkowska, Jemma Levinson said she had been a 'model student' who was 'studious and respectful' and had been 'misled and lied to' by McDonald.Her man done her wrong!
The court heard the offence was 'totally out of character' and she was 'besotted' with McDonald.She's a good girl really! And blonde and young and pretty, give her a break!
The lawyer said: 'She still does believe the account she was given by Mr McDonald. This is clearly the case where whatever Ms Darkowska did she did in the belief and understanding that she was helping someone she loved but somebody she believed was the victim of the most serious offences.'
She added that she believed McDonald had been through a 'terrible ordeal' and was an 'innocent man'.Despite the fact a court convicted him? Sheesh! That'll never stand u...
Darkowska, from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, was handed a suspended jail sentence of two years in what were described as exceptional circumstances. She was also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.For assisting in the cover-up of a murder!
Judge Mark Dennis QC said McDonald was a 'dominant' character and Darkowska had become 'entranced by him'. The judge said McDonald was 'deeply flawed' and capable of misleading.
While she may have set off to lend emotional support, the judge rejected the suggestion she never saw the body.
He told her: 'One of your references refers to this being a once-in-a-lifetime mistake. Make sure it is.'Well, what are the odds she'll become besotted by another drug-using bisexual murderer and help him to conceal his crime?
Oh, wait. They're pretty good, aren't they?