The shattered man who had been Courtney Herron's partner for three years breaks the silence about her tragic death
Courtney Herron & # 39; s grieving mother remembered her loving & # 39; but so vulnerable & # 39; daughter and revealed her last wish before she died.
The body with the badly battered body of the 25-year-old was found Saturday in a park in southern Melbourne, after allegedly attending a social event with the accused murderer Henry Hammond, 27.
Mrs. Herron's mother, Maxie, described the young woman as a & # 39; damaged bird & # 39; who struggled to overcome drug addiction and to find safe accommodation.
& # 39; She was perhaps 25, but she ran so much risk. Believe, trust, love, but she was so vulnerable, & she said The age.
Courtney Herron's grieving mother remembers her loving & # 39; but so fragile & # 39; daughter
A message left on the spot by Courtney Herron's grandmother. She cried to heaven as if searching for answers why her lover was taken away
The mother and grandmother of the Melbourne wife Courtney Herron threw herself at the spot where she was reportedly murdered and this week called to heaven for answers
Mrs. Herron's life changed to turmoil when she ended up in a bad crowd and started using ice.
But things apparently took a clearer turn when in 2015 Mrs. Herron fell in love with the Turkish refugee Ahmet Ozkurt, who wanted to save her from addiction.
& # 39; He tried to control drug intake, to be there for her mental health, to protect her from people she was associated with, that whole terrible world. She didn't fit in and he knew that. & # 39;
The young couple was planning to get married, but their three-year relationship ended when he was taken to the immigration center for an expired visa.
Maxie said Mrs. Herron & # 39; destroyed & # 39; was and accused himself of Mr. Ozkurt's fate.
& # 39; Courtney was destroyed and said: & # 39; I did this, I destroyed him. He doesn't deserve to be there. He loves me and he tried to help me. Please help me mom, make this right. & # 39; & # 39; So I became his lawyer, & Maxie said.
In 2015 Mrs. Herron fell in love with the Turkish refugee Ahmet Ozkurt, who wanted to save her from addiction
Mr. Ozkurt spoke about his former girlfriend in video footage that was shared with Nine News
She fights for Mrs. Herron's last wish – to get Mr. Ozkurt free from the detention center.
The refugee spoke about his & # 39; friendly & # 39; and & # 39; always smiling & # 39; ex girlfriend from the center, in video recordings with Nine news.
& # 39; I still can't believe this happened to her & # 39 ;, Ozkurt said.
& # 39; I still think it might be someone else. & # 39;
Mr. Ozkurt said Mrs. Herron did not deserve her cruel end.
"She tried very hard … to solve her life, but this drug problem, it's not easy," he said.
Maxie said the family had done so much trouble & # 39; to try to help Herr overcome her addiction, but it took its toll.
They threw their hands in the air and seemed to ask God to answer, the 25-year-old's family came to Royal Park on Monday morning.
Grieving people lay flowers on the tragic stage where the life of Courtney Herron was cut off
Maxie's comments come after Mrs. Herron's friend Jessica Bateman had slammed the system that did not protect her from homelessness and drug abuse.
& # 39; She was trying to get into public housing, trying to get methadone or suboxone or Xanax or something that would stop the withdrawal symptoms she would encounter and the fear of withdrawal is what really helped her use it, & # 39; told Bateman The project on Monday.
Mrs. Bateman said that homelessness was the ultimate cause of Mrs. Herron's death, but admitting that sleeping was difficult was more difficult for women than for men.
& # 39; Because women are more vulnerable than men who are homeless and you know men can attack them, use them and it is fair, especially when it comes to mental illness and drugs, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Herron was bank skated until two years before her death.
Another former partner, Terrick Norris, told The New Daily Mrs. Herron would appear at his door about once a month.
& # 39; She never lived on the street, she was always bank surfing. I left her with me a number of times and so did her mother. But she was addicted to drugs and sometimes it got a bit too much, & he said.
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