The grieving mum of a murdered horse groom has told how she wants to come face to face with her daughter’s killer in prison.
Laura Davies, 21, was stabbed at least 81 times by controlling boyfriend Jordan Taylor in Pitsea, Essex, as she tried to break up with him.
Mum Dyanne Lambert said the family was “absolutely devastated” and struggling to deal with Laura’s death.
But after the trial, which saw Taylor, 22, jailed for 23 years, she now wants to write to him and understand why he murdered her daughter.
During his trial at Chelmsford Crown Court in Essex in January Taylor claimed that he had stabbed Laura purely in self-defence which the jury did not accept.
She said: “I want to get hold of his address and prison number, because I want to write him a letter now things have settled down a bit and I have a clearer head.
“I want to ask him the real reason why he did what he did – that’s what I am struggling with.
“We have never known why and I would just like to know.
“I just want to understand why he went mad at her as it just doesn’t make sense.
“Then I am going to ask if I can go and visit him to see him face to face.
“I just want to see him face up to what he has done because he didn’t look at us in the dock or admit anything at court.
“He had no emotions.
“I could never forgive him for what he did but I want to get closure.”
Laura worked at the Essex Horse and Pony Protection Society, in Essex, and was stabbed there in a frenzied attack by Taylor on July 3 last year.
In the months before her death Dyanne noticed how Laura became more and more withdrawn and unhappy.
Taylor controlled every aspect of her life and banned her from wearing low cut tops and stopped her from going out.
Since her death Dyanne has set up the Laura Davies Fund to help over victims of domestic violence.
For more and to donate visit gofundme.com/xh96m2g