The family of murdered mother Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson and her two children express their grief at her loss.
“I never thought it would end like this,” she said.
“Adeline was beautiful, she was so beautiful. The human feeling, the emotion, is I want revenge but I can’t do that.”
“It’s in the good Lord’s hands. They are in the good Lord’s hands. We’ve got God and he will sort this out — and the devil will take care of his own.”
She said she is struggling to come to terms with the shock loss of her daughter, who they knew as Yvette, and grandchildren, Corey, 5, and Amber, 6.
Steven Graham Peet, 30, has been charged with the murders. He will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
She told The Advertiser Yvette was the second of her four daughters, and also had five brothers.
However, she said the family had not been together since January due to the “ups and downs” Yvette was enduring.
“It was bad sh*t. I just wish things would have changed but they didn’t,” she said.
“My daughter got mixed up with the wrong kind of crowd, with drugs, ice …
“People are going to judge her based on that and how she looks but I don’t care what they think — she was a beautiful lady who looked after her children and always made sure they were right.
“Despite her addictions, despite her habit, she always put her kids first and made sure they had food and were loved.”
“I have a lot of beautiful memories … she gave me photos of them on Mother’s Day and that was the last thing I got off her,” Ms Rigney said.
“But she gave it to my youngest daughter to give to me because she didn’t want to come to my house.
“I know she loved me, I know she knew I loved her and I did love her, but things in life don’t always turn out how you want them to.”
Adeline had another son who lives with his father.
Our hearts break for all involved.
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