Mum of five faces deportation to England over criminal past.
Kelly Webb, 30, came to Australia in 1988 at the age of two. She has been raised in Geelong for most of her life, but was never naturalised.
After a childhood of “monstrous” domestic violence, she killed her stepfather.
Suffering post-traumatic stress, she turned to drugs and a life of crime, she faced a jail sentence of 18 months for a 2014 burglary she committed while armed with a steak knife.
Mum to Tyson, 9, twins Nakita and Chase, 6, Matthew, 5, and Shae-Lee, 1 – was told just days before her release that her visa had been revoked and she was sent to the Maribyrnong Detention Centre. She is desperately fighting to stay in Australia for her children.
“If they send me there (to England), I will die. I will die of a broken heart, because my kids will be here,’’ she told the Herald Sun.
“I was going to be with my kids and my mum, but three days before I got out I was told. I had never heard of the law. I cried for two days.
“All I want is one chance to stay in this country, because this is my home.
“I class myself as Australian. I know no different,’’ she said.
Her mother, Cheryl, 51, is devastated over the impending deportation.
“I can’t believe this has happened. She has done her time. My fear is they will end up deporting her. She has really pulled it together. She just wants to sort her life out.’’
If she is deported her children will remain in Australia — three of her children live with their paternal grandmother in Geelong.
Another son lives with his father in Perth, but is in regular contact with her online. Her youngest child is being cared for by Webb’s mother, Cheryl.
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