The mother and nurse who was stabbed to death trying to save her daughter from a knife attack was laid to rest this week, and her daughter carried the coffin with visible injuries on her face.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jayne Reat died on Christmas Day trying to shield her 21-year-old daughter Charlotte Reat from a suspect who was attacking her with a knife in Jayne’s home in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.
Jayne Reat’s boyfriend, Joseph Tweedie, was also injured in the attack, according to the Daily Mail.
His son, Nathan Ward, 19, has been charged with Reat’s murder and two counts of attempted murder.
It was an emotional scene at the funeral as Reat’s co-workers at Craigavon Area Hospital and her family and friends gathered to pay their last respects, as reported by The Belfast Telegraph.
At the funeral Canon Liam Stevenson reportedly said that Reat had been baptized at the church 40 years ago.
“We have all been shocked, upset and deeply troubled when news of her untimely death began to circulate on Christmas day,” he said.
“Those who knew Jayne well would have expected to be celebrating… but the opposite was to be the reality for all Jayne’s family circle and friends.”
Authorities have not yet revealed a motive for the murder and attempted murders.
[Feature image: Facebook/Jayne and Charlotte Reat]