Thomas Cashman jailed for at least 42 years for Olivia Pratt-Korbel murder


Family statements: ‘She’ll never wear a prom dress or have sweet 16th’

Her mother Chloe said: “Liv never stopped talking, literally never, even if she wasn’t directly talking to  anyone she would still be chatting away. The thing I miss most is hearing her say  “mum”. 

“I just miss hearing her voice, its just so quiet, I would do and give anything  in the world to have her chatting to me. It is so very lonely without her. Everything is  just so quiet, I just can’t cope with the silence.

“I cannot get my head around how Cashman continued to shoot after hearing the  terrifying screams. The utter devastation he has caused, he doesn’t care, how could  he? His actions have left the biggest hole in our lives that can never be filled.

“My nine-year-old Liv was the light of our lives, our beautiful, sassy, chatty girl who  never ran out of energy, she was a character, she was my baby, she had amazing  qualities and knew what she wanted in life.  

“She will never get to make her Holy communion, wear that prom dress, or have a sweet 16th birthday, walk down the aisle with the man of her dreams or become a  mother of her own children. All that promise for her future so cruelly taken away. 

“Now I have to drive to the cemetery to be close to my baby daughter, I sit with her  and talk to her telling her I miss her smile, her kisses. her cuddles, her voice. I tell her  she will live on in my heart, she will always be with us, my little shadow.  
“We love you endless amounts Liv.”