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23rd Oct 2023

British gran on death row has chilling final wish before execution

She was sentenced to death by firing squad

A British grandma who is on death row in Bali has revealed her chilling final wish.

The grandma, Lindsay Sandiford, has spent a decade behind bars after being given the death penalty for drug smuggling.

Sandiford, 67, was found guilty of smuggling cocaine from Bangkok into Bali back in 2012 when she was sentenced to death by firing squad.

However despite the sentence, Bali doesn’t carry out executions regularly meaning that Sandiford could be waiting a long time.

While behind bars, Sandiford became friends with Heather Mack who was serving a 10-year sentence for her role in the murder of her mother.

Mack, from the US, claimed that Sandiford struggled behind bars and became withdrawn saying: “She spends all day pretty much alone in her cell and doesn’t mix so much with the other prisoners.”

Mack also shared Sandiford’s final wish explaining: “She has said she wants to die.”

Sandiford said: “It won’t be a hard thing for me to face anymore.

“It’s not particularly a death I would choose but then again I wouldn’t choose dying in agony from cancer either.”

The British grandma is currently in Kerobokan prison which was built to home 320 prisoners.

However, that being said, it’s believed that around 1,000 other inmates have since been packed into the overcrowded prison.

Sandiford will wait in this prison until she finds out her execution date. Until then, she remains in limbo.

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