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For the Love of Julie by Ann Ming

This extraordinary story by Ann Ming is worth reading. It tells the story of one mothers courage to fight for justice for the death of her daughter, to ensure her daughters murderer is gaoled.

Its 1989 and Julie Hogg worked evenings at a pizza shop and normally was dropped off home at about 1.30am in the morning. She had asked her mother to wake her at 7.30am as she had an appointment that she had to make. Julie's 3 year old son stayed the night with his grand parents.

Ann Ming rang her daughter as arranged, but there was no answer. She ended up putting her grand son in the car and going around to her daughters house to wake her up. After ringing the bell and knocking on the doors, she ended up fetching her son who broke a window and climbed in to see if Julie was home.

They reported her missing to the local Police, but because she had only been missing a short time, the Police were not interested. They eventually searched the premises over a period of days with members of the fo…

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