Miss Timberlake said she had warned Miss Hughes that Mr Cass would be trouble for her and that they had been evicted from their rented accommodation in Hiltingbury, a few months ago, because they
could not afford the rent.
Miss Timberlake claimed that Mr Cass had taken all the furniture when the couple had split up, forcing Miss Hughes to borrow a mattress to sleep on from a neighbour.
She said she had been friends with Miss Hughes since they both attended the same classes at St Anne's Convent School for Girls in Southampton and that after school they had lived together.
''Kerry was just an absolutely brilliant mother who really loved her children. She was shaky at first about being a mum and she used to ring me up and talk about it, but she was an absolutely
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