Friends light up the sky to honour Carmarthen mum Charmaine Macmuiris
MORE than 100 people turned out to celebrate the life of Charmaine Macmuiris on what would have been her 38th birthday.
Family and friends gathered outside Charmaine's home in Russell Terrace, Carmarthen, on Saturday evening to light 38 Chinese lanterns in memory of the mum and grandmother who was found dead on Christmas Day.
The lanterns were let off by people packed into the front and side gardens of the end terrace home, as well as lining the street outside.
As the last of the lanterns drifted off into the night, Miss Macmuiris's brother Sean thanked everyone for attending, adding his sister would have loved to have seen so many faces turning out for her.
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"I'm very pleased with the turn-out, she would have loved it," said Charmaine's mum Christine Henton.
"Charmaine loved her birthdays, she loved any celebration.
"It was nice to see so many of her friends there for her."
Mrs Henton added the family was rallying round and that they had received a lot of help from neighbours, but said they were finding it difficult to come to terms with their loss.
"We're all in limbo," she said. "We all can't believing it's happened."
Miss Macmuiris's body was discovered at 10.50am on Christmas morning at a property in Maes yr Ysgol, Carmarthen.
She leaves behind three children and a granddaughter.
David Thomas O'Sullivan, 28, of Maes yr Ysgol, has been remanded in custody after being charged with murder. He will next appear at Swansea Crown Court on March 14.