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People were always telling Mrs Gardner what beautiful daughters she had.
Angeline was stunning, tall and blonde.
‘She’ll break a few hearts,’ people would say.
‘Oh, and look at the redheaded twins,’ they would declare.
Little Gemma responded with a vivacious smile while they fussed over her bouncing curls. Her more serious twin stood quietly by.
Years later reporters and psychologists pored over an idyllic childhood, searching for clues as to what drove the notorious redhead to such a horrific act.
As she was led into the courtroom Donna Gardner stared at the shell-shocked townspeople and smiled. She finally had their attention.