...a little humanity...
Judge MacPherson deliberately scanned the small courtroom, his eyes seeking out the clutch of people – Stefanie’s parents and stepfather, grandparents, an aunt, her baby brother Ian – in the back row.
“We know there are family members present,” Judge MacPherson said. “You sit here to listen to legal arguments and you have to …[but] we know there’s a personal side of this.
“We are just very sorry you have to relive this again, very sorry something like this has come your way.