Supposing there were ever any doubts that Esther Eketi-Mulo and her young son were loved, then the heart-rending scenes at their joint funeral banished them.
Hundreds of mourners stood inside the chapel at Manor Park Cemetery in East London to await the arrival of 24-year-old Esther and four-year-old Chadrack last November.
What kind of mother, after all, wishes she hadn't had children?
Resentment: Stuart was five days old when Isabella realised having a child had been the biggest mistake of her life. Like parasites, they took from me and didn't give back' When we married, we bought the three-bedroom house in Coventry that remains our home today.
I loved knitting, dressmaking and reading, and joined a book club.Chadrack’s headmistress placed a flower on to his coffin as it was lowered into the ground on top of his mother’s.But amid all the grief there were haunting questions, too, about the horrific circumstances surrounding the pair’s deaths.We will continue to update the timeline regularly as events unfold.(Click here to go directly to the most recent entry.) If you have a tip or we’ve left anything out, please email us at [email protected]