Gabrielle Marshall: Mom speaks out after Colin William Drake pleads responsible to homicide
A grandmother has shared her heartache at shedding her daughter in a random assault two years in the past – as her kid’s killer lastly pleads responsible to the stunning homicide.
Gabrielle Marshall, 23, was discovered lifeless in a good friend’s home on Predominant Avenue in Ulverstone, in Tasmania‘s north-west, at 3am on June 15, 2021.
Colin William Drake, 37, who was not identified to Ms Marshall, was present in a home on the identical road as to the place she was staying, and was arrested the identical day and charged with homicide.
He initially pleaded not responsible to homicide however final month modified his plea to responsible.
Ms Marshall’s mom Heidi stated her daughter had grand plans for a brand new life in Tasmania, together with shopping for a home and going snowboarding along with her little one.
Gabrielle Marshall, 23, was discovered lifeless in a good friend’s home on Predominant Avenue in Ulverstone, in Tasmania’s north-west, at 3am on June 15, 2021
‘After which the subsequent factor she’s gone. All these desires and hopes she had for her and her daughter simply left,’ she instructed Seven Information.
Ms Marshall, who had a daughter of her personal, had simply moved interstate from Queensland three weeks earlier to start out a brand new life.
She had returned from a date on the evening of June 15 to the house of a good friend the place she’d been staying since transferring.
Her good friend rang police in the course of the evening to report a person ‘prowling’ inside her home.
She was on the telephone to emergency providers for 11 minutes however when officers arrived they discovered Ms Marshall had been stabbed to dying in a room.
Ms Marshall was the youngest of six, along with her mom describing her as being ‘lovely on the within and outdoors’, with an enormous coronary heart.
‘It’s very destroyed my household. It is simply actually, actually onerous. The ache is fixed,’ Heidi stated.
Ms Marshall was killed in a random assault. Her assassin was not identified to her
Ms Marshall’s good friend and her good friend’s youngsters are understood to have witnessed the younger girl being murdered. Her personal daughter was simply six on the time.
Heidi now plans to journey to Tasmania for Drake’s sentencing on October 23.
‘I need to face him and I need to inform him what he has finished to the household,’ she stated.
Drake has been remanded in custody forward of his look on the Supreme Court docket of Tasmania subsequent month.