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GRAVE TRIBUTE My heart still aches with sadness. The secret tears still flow. What it means to lose you all, you will never know.


THE mother whose jealousy-crazed husband gassed their four young sons has lost the baby she was carrying, it was revealed yesterday.

Samantha Tolley's new tragedy came to light as friends told how she spends hours at her boys' graveside - festooning it with balloons and brightly coloured flowers.

A simple black stone, bearing a picture of a tractor and a photograph of the four, marks the spot. On the back are inscribed these heart-rending words from 28-year-old Samantha:

"My heart still aches with sadness. The secret tears still flow. What it means to lose you all you will never know. Your resting place I visit. Your flowers I place with care. But no one knows the heartache as I turn and leave you there."

Samantha was pregnant by another man when estranged husband Keith Young, 38, forced her to listen by mobile phone as Joshua, seven, Thomas, six, Callum, five, and Danile, three, died in a fume-filled Jeep.

Young died with them last March at a Welsh beauty spot. Within weeks, the pregnancy that had brought previous death threats from Young was over.

Heartbroken Samantha had a miscarriage. "She was about three months pregnant," said a friend. "I think it was all just too much. She would have loved it beyond all reason or resented it the same way."

Samantha, now living with relatives in Cheshire, was too upset to talk after Tuesday's inquest verdicts of unlawful killing.

A close friend said: "She is absolutely in pieces. She feels like her life is over. Her boys were beautiful, they meant everything to her."

Samantha has made CDs of their favourite music to give to family and friends.


GRIEVING: Samantha spends hours at the boys' graveside; KILLED: Callum, left, Joshua, Daniel, Thomas
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 18, 2003
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