But we have to ask - what was Judith Ablett-Kerr thinking yesterday when she questioned the integrity of Sophie Elliott's mother:
The evidence of Elliott's mother, Lesley, that she had not heard her daughter scream "f... you Clayton" before the killing was less than reliable, Ablett-Kerr said.
"With great respect and due deference to her ... what she saw on that day and the trauma she went through must, unfortunately, make her a less than reliable witness as far as detail is concerned."
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