The parents of Catherine Wells-Burr have described how they comforted her alleged killer - as her burned corpse lay in a nearby field.
The boyfriend of a woman, 23, whose body was discovered in a burning car has appeared in court charged with conspiring to murder her.
A woman has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder. The body of Catherine Wells-Burr was found in a burnt out car last week.
The trial is due to start today for the organiser of a fireworks display held on the night seven people died in a crash on the M5.
Geoffrey Counsell from Ashill, Somerset was in charge of the the display in a field close to the motorway, at Taunton Rugby Club when the accident happened on the 4 November last year.
Mr Counsell, who denies failing to ensure the safety of others, will appear at Bristol Crown Court today.
A Polish factory worker, his lover and her uncle have been jailed for almost 100 years between them for the murder of Catherine Wells-Burr in Somerset.
Her body was found in a burned out car at Ashill in September 2012.
The trio will serve a minimum of 32 years each.
ITV News West Country's Somerset Correspondent David Woodland was in court for the sentencing:
– Jayne Wells-Burr, Catherine's mother
There is a special bond between a mother and daughter. She was my best friend. I didn't get a chance to say goodbye, or 'love you', or to hear her say 'love you mummy'. I will never see her beautiful face again. A parent should be able to say goodbye to her child. This was all all denied by the horrible way she left burning. No parent should suffer the way we have."
– LEANNE WELLS-BURR, CATHERINE'S SISTER
She was not just my sister but she was my best friend and the thought of growing up without her breaks my heart. She was so special to mum, and dad and me. To think we have to try to carry on living without her is so hard. I don't trust anyone. She was so young and had so much to achieve in her life. To know these three people are capable of doing this is sickening, to burn her to the ground and carry on thinking it is ok is so cruel. Catherine did nothing but love him."
– Mrs Justice Sharp, Bristol Crown Court
You murdered a fine young woman with everything to live for for money.
Rafal Nowak, the images of you leading Catherine by the hand the evening before her death buying items for what you knew was her last meal are utterly chilling. Your only emotions have been for yourself.
Anna Lagwinowicz, your conduct has been deceitful, manipulative and cruel. You played your full part in this wicked crime.
So did you Tadevsz Dmytryszyn.
This was a murder with the expectation of gain. There were significant aggravating factors and no mitigation."
The three people convicted of killing Catherine Wells-Burr in Chard in Somerset have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Her former boyfriend Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn will have to spend a minimum of 32 years behind bars.
The three people convicted of killing Catherine Wells-Burr will be sentenced later today.
Her former boyfriend Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn had all denied the murder of the twenty three year old, but a jury decided that they had committed the crime.
It was a huge police effort to convict the three - with more than a thousand statements taken and more than three hundred vehicles traced which had passed the layby on the A358 where Catherine's body was found.
Forensic investigations played a key part in their conviction.
Ian Axton reports:
For the family of Catherine Wells-Burr today's verdict has come as a huge relief. They've been in court for much of the eight weeks of the trial.
We heard a little earlier their reaction outside court, shortly after the jury delivered its verdicts.
Jayne and Phillip Wells-Burr spoke to ITV Westcountry about their daughter.
Det Insp Simon Crisp from Avon & Somerset Police: