‘My baby is healing the pain of seeing my sister and friend murdered by my ex’

When Ahmad Otak carried out a 'revenge' attack, Elisa Frank's world fell apart. Now, her new family has given her hope...

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by Miranda Knox |
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Elisa Frank's world came crashing down in 2012 when crazed ex-boyfriend Ahmad Otak killed her sister Kimberley and best friend Samantha Sykes in front of her in a horrifying 'revenge' attack.


At the time Elisa, now 22, was so traumatised, she wished she'd also died in the attack- but after the birth of six-month-old daughter, Aurora, with partner of two years James McGrath, the mum-of-one is looking to the future.

Elisa says: "Losing my sister and best friend almost destroyed me. I felt so guilty that I survived and, shortly after, I spent three months in a psychiatric hospital. At the time, I wished I'd died too- I didn't feel my life was worth living.

She adds: "But James makes me feel safe and loved and Aurora has turned my life around. I feel overwhelmed with love, and for the first time I'm thinking about my future."

By Julie McCaffrey and Miranda Knox

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