"She fell in love with the wrong boy" - Ashley Dale's family hit out at 'despicable' boyfriend as four men guilty of her murder
The family of a woman who was shot in her own home claim she 'fell in love with the wrong boy' after four men were found guilty of her murder.
Niall Barry, 26, Sean Zeisz, 28, James Witham, 41, and Joseph Peers, 29, were convicted of the murder of Ashley Dale who was found dead at the age of 28 following a feud involving her partner Lee Harrison, 26. The trial heard how the man was associated with the Hillside organised crime group in Huyton, Liverpool.
Ms Dale's mother, Julie Dale, 46, said she was "very, very angry" towards Mr Harrson, who was in a relationship with her daughter for around five years prior to her death. Julie described her daughter as a "career-driven" woman who was excited about starting a promotion as an environmental health officer at Knowsley Council.
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She said: "Some days I feel like I’m more angry towards him than I am to the person who’s actually killed Ashley because without Lee Harrison this wouldn’t have happened. ” She added: “The way he’s acted since this has happened has been absolutely despicable.
“We’ve had no remorse from him. We’ve had no support from him. We have no admittance that it’s anything to do with him. He’s given us any number of reasons of what he’s heard it’s to do with and none of them include him.
“He still carries on going about his life, leaving the country, going on holidays, lording it up, shall we say, like nothing’s happened and nothing’s changed for him and it’s absolutely disgusting, it really is.”
Miss Dale’s stepfather Rob Jones said: “The problem we keep coming back to is Ashley fell in love