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Paige Doherty’s mother has written to teen’s killer in jail

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Paige Doherty has revealed that one of her children found out the dreadful truth about her sister’s brutal killing in nursery.

Mother Pamela Munro, from Glasgow, also said that she wants to look killer John Leathem in the eye and ask him why he did it, and has written to him in prison.

Leathem admitted killing the 15-year-old after she stopped for a breakfast roll at his Delicious Deli in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, on March 19 2016.

Mother Pamela Munro, from Glasgow, also said that she wants to look killer John Leathem in the eye and ask him why he did it, and has written to him in prison

John Leathem, 33, pictured, was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail for the murder of Paige Doherty - which was later reduced to at least 23 years

John Leathem, 33, pictured left, was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail for the murder of Paige Doherty, pictured right – which was later reduced to at least 23 years

Paige suffered 61 stab wounds and 85 slashes to her face, head and arms in the ‘savage and frenzied’ murder.

After killing Paige, Leathem stored her body in a shed at his nearby home before dumping her remains in bushes two days later on March 21. 

Leathem, 33, was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in jail for the murder – which was later reduced to at least 23 years.  

He was jailed as her family screamed ‘rot in hell’ and ‘monster’ from the public gallery.

Speaking in a YouTube interview with presenter James English, Mrs Munro said her other daughter, Paton, came home from nursery one day and called her a liar after finding out the truth from a friend.

Mrs Munro said: ‘I told her she [Paige] fell and bumped her head.

Pamela Munro gave birth to Penny ten months ago - a year after the tragic death of her older daughter Paige

Pamela Munro gave birth to Penny ten months ago – a year after the tragic death of her older daughter Paige

‘She went into nursery and came back saying: ‘Hey mummy, you’re a liar! You told me Paige fell and bumped her head, she was stabbed. My friend in nursery knows, she said she was stabbed on our doorstep.

She also revealed: ‘I’ve wrote to him [Leathem]. He is not going to write back to me, he is not going to accept a visit.

‘I’ve made clear from day one I’d visit and face him. I’d like to look him in the eye and say ‘why?’ 

Mrs Munro gave birth to her youngest child, Penny, 10 months ago – a year after the tragic death of her older daughter.

Mrs Munro and her 35-year-old husband Andy had previously said the pregnancy was a ‘positive to focus on’ after the tragedy.

She told the Daily Record: ‘Penny has given us new hope and Paige would have adored her. I’m just so sad that she will never have the chance to meet her.

‘We keep photos all around the house so Penny will grow up and know all about Paige.

‘We’ve been to hell and back but Penny has brought us happiness during a very difficult time.’

Mrs Munro, 35, and her partner gave their little girl the middle name ‘Paige’ in memory of her older sister. Penny joins Andrew, 11, Paton, six, and Lucas, two, at the family home near Glasgow.

After killing Paige, Leathem stored her body in a shed at his nearby home before dumping her remains in bushes two days later on March 21

After killing Paige, Leathem stored her body in a shed at his nearby home before dumping her remains in bushes two days later on March 21



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