The parents of murdered teenager Emily Longley say they want a sign of remorse from the people who tried to cover up the killing.
In May, Elliot Turner, 21, was given a life sentence for murdering 17-year-old Longley in a fit of jealous rage at his Bournemouth home in the United Kingdom.
His parents, Leigh and Anita Turner were last night sentenced to 27 months in prison, after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice for destroying and hiding evidence in relation to Longley's death.
Leigh, 54, pleaded guilty to the charge half-way through Elliot's murder trial while Anita, 51, denied the charge.
In light of the sentencing, Emily's mother Caroline Longley said today she wanted a sign of remorse from the parents.
"It would have been nice if there was a message conveyed through their barrister that they were very sorry about what happened to Emily.
"But there was nothing, no remorse whatsoever."
The mother said her and Emily's father, Mark Longley, had to live with their loss for the rest of their lives.
"[Elliot's parents] have the rest of their lives to carry on living.
"Yes, they have the fact their son is a convicted murderer, but we have to live with the fact that our daughter's life has been taken."
Leigh and Anita pleaded mitigation at their sentencing, saying Elliot's 16-year-old brother would have to go into foster care if they were both jailed.
The Honourable Mrs Justice Dobbs told the pair they should have thought about their younger son at the time they interfered in a murder inquiry.
Emily's grandfather Ron Longley told ONE News correspondent Garth Bray the family was "satisfied with the sentence" and thought justice had been served.
"Mr and Mrs Turner are fortunate in how much compassion the judge showed in reducing their sentence."
"As a result we, and many other people, have spent a long year and more waiting for this and now they are suffering too."
Elliot Turner will spend at least 16 years in prison for the murder.
Covert police recordings played throughout the trial caught the husband and wife pair talking about how they would cover up the murder after Longley was found dead in their home on May 7 last year.
Leigh spoke of destroying an alleged confession note left by his son in bleach and that he felt a "terrible burden".
He also said: "Elliot "f****** strangled her".
Anita was accused of taking a jacket, which contained the alleged confession note, from Elliot's bedroom while it was still a crime scene.
She also delayed calling emergency services when she discovered Longley's non-responsive body in her son's bed because she did not think she was dead.
Elliot's lawyer is reportedly seeking leave to appeal both his
conviction and his sentence.