Death-row gran ‘wants to die’, say fellow inmates
A GRANDMOTHER who was sentenced to the death in Indonesia for trying to smuggle drugs into the country has said she ‘wants to die’.
Lindsay Sandiford, who used to live in Hester’s Way and Warden Hill, was found guilty of attempting to take £1.5million of cocaine into Bali in 2012 and has been on death row in Bali’s Kerobokan prison since 2013.
However, the 62-year-old mum is believed to have become more withdrawn and told inmates, including inmate Heather Mack, 23, an American who killed her mother with her boyfriend in Bali in 2014 and who befriended Sandiford in prison, that she has had enough.
Sandiford’s friends inside believe she is now resigned to the delayed execution, by firing squad, going ahead.
Mack said Sandiford - who she claimed developed “maternal feelings” for her inside Bali’s Kerobokan Prison - has become increasingly reclusive.
She told the Sunday Mirror: “She spends all day pretty much alone in her cell and doesn’t mix so much with the other prisoners ..She has said she wants to die.”
Sandiford, the mum of two sons, has previously said she can ‘cope with’ facing a firing squad and will not lodge a final appeal that could save her life.