Sarah Cafferkey's mother says she's devastated her daughter will never get married or fulfill her dream of being a movie star.
Noelle Dickson spoke to the Herald Sun about her "little girl" after 47-year-old Steven James Hunter was arrested over the 22-year-old's death yesterday.
"She's all I ever had and now ... I'm never going to be able to see her again, she won't get married, she won't have anything now," Ms Dickson said.
"This is my little girl... I don't have any more and nobody deserves this.
"She had her whole life ahead of her."
Ms Dickson said her daughter wanted to be a movie star and a singer, loved helping others and loved her labrador Sprocket.
"She only saw good in people and she was always a little actress from as young as I can remember," she said.
"She wanted to get married and she loved kids and ... the dog, of course, that was her baby. She took it everywhere."
Hunter appeared in court this morning for a brief hearing following an out-of-session court hearing last night.
The man who allegedly stabbed Ms Cafferkey repeatedly and stuffed her body into a wheelie bin stared at the floor during his court appearance today.
Ms Dickson said she was "numb" and didn't want to think about Hunter or why her daughter had died.
But she said she had read comments Ms Cafferkey's friends had posted on Facebook.
"That's actually helped me...to see from their perspective...they've got so much pleasure for having known her," she said.
"That's given me a bit of comfort too."
Source: Herald Sun, Nine News
Author: Alexandra Pleffer, Approving editor: Nick Pearson.