AND FAMILY PAY TRIBUTE TO LORNA
"Lorna touched the
hearts and souls of everyone she came in contact
with, especially mine. She could walk into
a room and lift the spirits of everyone around."
tributes outside the shop where
the shooting occured
husband of murdered beauty salon owner has
paid tribute to Lorna in a statement issued
on behalf of all her family.
write this from my heart, on behalf of myself,
my two wonderful girls, Lorna’s mum, dad and
sister. Lorna Rodrigues, nee Stewart, came
into my life on 16 December 1990 and we began
a wonderful and beautiful new chapter.
wife gave to me two special and sensational
presents throughout our twelve years – our
girls. We created an international family full
of love and understanding and Lorna’s death
has devastated us all. Lorna touched the hearts
and souls of everyone she came in contact with,
especially mine. She could walk into a room
and lift the spirits of everyone around. She
gave life a meaning, and meaning life. Her
generosity and personality was equal to none.
She had the strength to teach others and the
commitment to learn, she gave of herself and
asked nothing in return.
tried so hard to please the many and in the
end it was the few who destroyed her life.
Lorna will not be with us any more in body
to see her two girls grow into young ladies,
but we who are closest to her know that her
memory will never die. It is a sad reflection
on the society we live in that a tragedy such
as this can happen.
was, is and always will be my wife, my North,
my South, my East and my West, my sunrise and
my sunset. She will be missed by all but more
so by our family. Goodbye my love, may angels
speed you to your new life – wait for me".
week magistrates at Feltham have were told
that Lorna Stewart was three months pregnant
at the time of her death on September 10.
the hearing Rena Salmon a 42-year-old mother
of two was remanded in custody by magistrates
until a preliminary hearing at the Old Bailey
on September 19. No application for bail was
Salmon, dressed in a blue and white striped
T-shirt, spoke only to confirm her name, address
and date of birth.
believe Mrs. Salmon's husband, Paul, was having
a relationship with the dead woman. According
to some reports he was in the solicitor's office
next door to salon at the time of the shooting
discussing a divorce. The two women had formerly
been neighbours in Great Shefford in Berkshire
but Ms. Stewart left after the break up of
Stewart was the former owner of the Equilibrium
Health and Beauty Clinic on the High Road where
the attack took place.
were called to the scene following reports
of a woman entering the rear entrance of the
shop armed with a full length shotgun, and
further reports of shots fired at the location.
The shop was closed due to a fire earlier this
year and builders on the scene witnessed a
well dressed woman entering the premises with
arrived at the scene and found Ms. Stewart
suffering from gunshot wounds, she was pronounced
dead at the scene. Armed
officers attending the scene arrested Mrs.
Salmon who made no attempt to flee.
friend of the victim's witnessed the shooting
at close hand and fled the scene following
the attack. She is believed to be unhurt.
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