|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1986|
|Death: ||Aug. 24, 2007|
Sophie was just 20 years old when she was tragically murdered.
Sophie and her boyfriend were walking through a park when they were followed by a large group of teens and then were attacked from behind because they were wearing Gothic clothing. The group first attacked Sophie's boyfriend and left him unconcious then started attacking Sophie. Both were in a coma but tragically Sophie's family agreed to switch off life support and she passed away.
Sophie was planning to go to college to do an English degree. She had been with her boyfriend for 3 years they both had a long-standing attachment to the goth subculture.
The ceremony was held at The Riverside Centre, Whitworth then after the ceremony, guests were invited to write messages to Sophie in black marker pen on her white coffin as music by the Beatles, Jeff Buckley and Marilyn Manson was played. Mourners then walked in procession led by a lone piper, to Whitworth Cemetary for a burial.
Sophie's family have set up a charity campaign called SOPHIE (Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere).
**Update, two teenagers aged 15 and 16 have been found guilty and have been sentenced for life.**
**A big thankyou to my good friend Mysticalminded for sponsoring Sophie's memorial**
Created by: darealjolo
Record added: Apr 05, 2008
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