Mitigating, Nicholas Cotter said Hardiman was now on her own raising her three-month-old son and was “thoroughly” remorseful, and had been trying to contact prisons about mother and baby wards over fears of a prison term.
Judge Samantha Leigh said: “You got picked up and carried away with what was going on. I am sure you did not necessarily know the full impact of what was going on.”
Hardiman was given a suspended prison term and 60 days rehabilitation.What did she do? Well, just burned her killer boyfriend's blood spattered clothing when he called her from jail to dispose of the evidence.
But I'm sure you're right, your honour, she didn't realise why he suddenly needed to dispose of that tracksuit...