No solace for grieving family
PEGGY PEATTIE / Union Tribune
Maria Beardmore (left) hugged her mother in law, Gwendolyn Beardmore, while Maria and her husband, David Beardmore, visited the grave of their daughter Laura McNaughton.
Each ornament contained a photograph of someone McNaughton loved her two daughters, her best friend, relatives. A wooden butterfly, symbolizing McNaughton favorite creature, sat on the top branch.
It was the Beardmores first visit to Holy Cross Cemetery since the longchamp pas cher
man charged with killing their 30 year old daughter was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
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during the visit Tuesday.
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was found in a ditch.
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Prompted by tips from McNaughton mother and friends, police arrested spaccio woolrich milano
James Smith her dentist in her slaying.
Last week, Smith, 37, reached a plea deal in McNaughton murder. Smith, who was facing the death penalty, will spend at least 57 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.
McNaughton, the eldest of the Beardmores four daughters, had been attending Wayland outlet hogan
Baptist College in Clovis when she was killed. She hoped to get a degree so she could be a teacher and return to San Diego with her daughters.
dreams just became ashes, Maria Beardmore said.
The case was big news in Clovis, a town of hogan outlet roma
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media attention in San Diego County. The Beardmores want people to know how special their daughter was.
wasn a nobody, Maria Beardmore said.
loved her grew up in Spring Valley and attended what is now Helix Charter High School in La Mesa.
While a student at Helix, McNaughton was cheap hair extensions died i
best friends with Lyndzee Payne of El Cajon. The two laughed and shopped together, and even wore matching dresses to their senior prom.
Payne said McNaughton was popular and attractive. Love struck boys brought her chocolate, hoping to gain her attention.
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very bubbly. She was a sweetheart, Payne said. loved her. met Jeff McNaughton, her future husband, while working at a roller skating rink during high school. A year after she graduated from Helix in 1993, she got pregnant. She and Jeff married and had another daughter.
In 2001, the family moved to Clovis, where Jeff had invested in a radio station. When the couple divorced in July 2004, Laura gained custody of the girls, but the judge rejected her request to hogan saldi outlet
return to San Diego with them.
wanted to come home badly because she didn know anybody out there, Maria Beardmore mbt scarpe
said. was pretty much stuck out there. the distance, McNaughton kept in close touch with her family and friends in San Diego County.
McNaughton mentioned to her friends and canada goose sito ufficiale
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up at the restaurant. He waited a half hour or more to sit in her section and left $20 tips. The unwanted attention made McNaughton uncomfortable.
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days later, David Beardmore got a call. A group of quail hunters had found his daughter body in a ditch. He was devastated.
was just in disbelief, said the former Navy officer, parajumpers soldes
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the Beardmores about anyone who might have wanted their daughter killed. After other suspects were quickly eliminated, police mbt outlet milano
turned their attention to Smith.
Smith told police he barely knew McNaughton, but that he knew she was a single mother with two children, had visited San Diego for Thanksgiving, and was attending college.
A search of Smith pickup revealed links to the slaying. Police said they found a brown hair. Smith is blond. They also found drops of blood on the running board that matched McNaughton DNA. Smith wife and three children were out of town the night McNaughton disappeared.
In a search of Smith dental office, police found a poster of parajumpers femme
teen idol Hilary Duff. A black marker had been used to draw in piercings on Duff right eyebrow, nose and navel the same spots where McNaughton had piercings, police said.
A locked box in the office contained DVDs that depicted strangling and murdering women and sexual acts with dead women.