Death-row gran ‘wants to die’, say fel­low inmates

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -


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.

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