Hashem Abedi, 23, sulked in the cells at the Old Bailey as the heartbreak he helped inflict on hundreds of lives was laid bare.
Relatives of the 22 men, women and children slaughtered in the 2017 bombing wept as they described the torment of their grief.
One father confessed he has often thought of shooting himself so he could be reunited with his daughter.
Speaking through tears, a mother told how her “heart snapped” when she heard her girl was dead.
And another tormented family said: “Hell has no fear for us as it cannot be any worse than it is now.”
The scale of the relatives’ trauma was described in impact statements read to the court as a judge prepared to sentence the dead killer’s younger brother and evil accomplice.
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August 20, 2020