A heartbroken mum whose son was jailed for the murder of teenager Lyrico Steede said her world was torn apart when she found out he was responsible.
Amanda Jamieson, 49, from Beeston, said she went through her life "with a fine-toothed comb" and spent many days hiding under a quilt while she tried to make sense of what went wrong.Hmmm, are there any clues?
The single mum believes her son, Christian Jamieson, who was brought up going to church, probably needed more male mentors to stop him falling in with the wrong crowd.Ah!
As a mother, she said, she tried to do everything to steer her son away from crime, even moving out of St Ann's.But not settling down in a stable relationship with the father.
She added: "We need to provide support to families - the home should be the biggest pull - the best gang should be the family unit."That's the 'family unit' you clearly failed to provide?