Andrea WaddellAge 29
15 Oct 2009
Brighton, Sussex (United Kingdom)
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Andrea was strangled by Neil McMillan, 42, before her flat was set on fire.
In June 2010 he was sentenced to a minimum of 22 years in prison for her murder.
Following Neil McMillan’s conviction and life sentence for murder, Andrea’s brother Nick said outside Lewes Crown Court two weeks ago:
"We hope everyone who has read about Andrea over the past seven months will be inspired by her, as we all are, to live their lives true to themselves, not to judge other people for their differences and to strive to make the world a better and more just place."
In 2013 a book ("Sounds of the Soul") of her poetry was published by her family.
The family of a murdered university graduate have fulfilled her dreams and published a collection of her poetry, recovered from a fire-charred laptop found near her body.
Andrea Waddell’s family, including her parents Sonia and Robin and brother Nick, released the poetry in the book "Sounds of the Soul" through USA-based publishing company Scribbulations (COR). It also includes a touching message by Andrea.
Her family revealed it was always Andrea’s ambition to have her poetry, written between 2003 and 2007, published.
Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow
Between the conception And the creation Between the emotion And the response Falls the Shadow