A close friend of a young mum stabbed to death during a sado sex session has spoken of her heartbreak.
Paiige Harron, 18, says it devastates her to see tragic Laura Huteson’s little boy grow up without his mum while her killer will be able to get on with his life, Hull Live reports .
Laura’s grieving family have already expressed their dismay over the six-year jail sentence handed down to Jason Gaskell.
Laura, 21, from Hull, died from a single stab wound after Gaskell, 24, deliberately held a knife to her neck while they were having sado sex at his home on February 27.
Laura had only been introduced to Gaskell, who took "risks during sexual intercourse" and regularly engaged in "bizarre and violent sado-masochistic sexual activity", that day.
Now her close friend Miss Harron has also questioned the justice in the six-year sentence
She said: “When I heard he (Gaskell) had only got six years I felt it let her family and friends down.
“What if he does something similar again during his sex games. The question we feel remains unanswered is why he had a knife under his pillow. That’s what confuses us.
“A lovely little boy is now going to grow up without his mum while Gaskell could be out in three years and be able to get on with his life.
“I do not feel we have got closure following this court case. He deserved a longer sentence and should have walked away from the situation before it got out of hand.”
Miss Harron admits family and friends are still coming to terms with what happened to Laura.
She said: “I have known Laura since primary school. It is still very raw for me and all her friends and family.
“We have grown up with her and we know her cousins really well. It is just so hard for all of us to cope with what has happened.
“Our world has been torn apart by what Gaskell has done and I’m sure if it was the other way round his family would want justice too.
“He lied to the emergency services when he called 999 so what else has he lied about. None of us will ever know.”
But Miss Harron insists Laura will never be forgotten and will remain in everyone’s thoughts.
She said: “We have to try and move on as best we can but the heartache will always be there and we will never forget Laura.
“I see her little boy around Hull and it breaks my heart to know that he will never have his mum around. Someday, someone will have to try and explain what happened to his mum but how can you tell him she was killed?”
In a heartbreaking statement released yesterday, Laura’s family and long-term partner Benjamin Guy say their lives will never be the same again.
They said: "From the day she was taken our life hasn’t been the same, nor will it ever be.
"We just can’t help but feel angry towards the services that are out there to protect us when Laura was so massively let down.
"Her life was taken, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the justice system, where are they? What message are they sending in their decisions to pursue manslaughter in the event of Laura’s life been taken.
"Why is it fair the person responsible for taking Laura’s life gets the chance to live again? Why is it us, the ones that love Laura that have to suffer?
"Why should we be left to carry this pain and this sadness and be made to watch him have a chance to rebuild a life again? Where is the justice in that?"
Her family say Laura had made some wrong decisions towards the end of her life getting in with the wrong crowd.
They said: "The so-called friends Laura confided in were those she met in wrong decisions and lack of support from the mental health services.
"Her choices were sometimes vulnerable and there was no support to guide her through her hard times."
Gaskell was jailed for six years for gross negligence manslaughter.
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