Mother of Girl Found in Landfill to Attend Trial Each Day

By: AP
By: AP

Orange Park, Florida (AP) --

The mother of slain 7-year-old Somer Thompson says she will be in court every day for the trial of the man accused of kidnapping and murdering her daughter.

Diena Thompson said that she still feels guilty over what happened to her daughter.

Somer Thompson disappeared while walking home from school with
her siblings in north Florida last year. Her body was found two
days later in a Georgia landfill.

Jared Mitchell Harrell has been charged in her death.

Thompson said on Thursday, October 14 she had taught her daughter about stranger danger, but that parents need to go a step further,
teaching them things like running away when they have a bad feeling
about an adult.

A vigil will take place on the anniversary of the Somer
Thompson's death next week.


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