Becky Watts’ mother has said that seeing her murdered child in the mortuary still “haunts” her.
In a witness statement read out ahead of the sentencing of Becky’s killers at Bristol Crown Court, Tanya Watts said she had been left with only “continuing nightmares… and her grave to visit”.
Nathan Matthews, 28, was convicted on Wednesday of murdering his stepsister in a sexually motivated kidnap plot.
His partner Shauna Hoare, 21, was found guilty of manslaughter.
In the statement, Ms Watts said the details of her daughter’s death were “unbearable”.
“Becky has been robbed of her future and we have been robbed of all those future milestones,” she added.
“Every day has been a living nightmare and if that wasn’t bad enough, for some reason that I will never be able to understand, my daughter was murdered, she was mutilated, cut into pieces.
“It’s like the worst of all horror movies but this is real, this is my child. She was only 16.”