How Allison's murder devastated a family's lives
THE father of Allison Baden-Clay feels he has failed as a father and wishes he had never granted his son-in-law permission to marry his precious daughter.
Lashing out not only of his son-in-law's murderous acts but also in smearing her memory, Geoff Dickie said giving his daughter's hand in marriage was met with lies, deceit and betrayal.
"From time immemorial, it is a known fact that a father's duty is to protect and care for his daughter," he said.
"Due to the mistreatment and subsequent murder of my beautiful daughter, I have failed in my duty as a father and I will have to live with that for the rest of my life.
"I didn't give you permission to betray her.
"I am devastated, incensed and outraged by the way you have damaged and sullied the memory of my daughter's life by your statements and innuendos when she is not here to defend herself, adding to the pain and suffering of our family."
Mr Dickie said he had trouble sleeping and often tried to imagine Allison's final moments as she was being attacked and realised she was about to lose her lie.
He said despite the pain, he would strive to live life "to the maximum" because he had the privilege of caring for Allison's magnificent daughters who he described as strong and resilient.
Mr Dickie said his daughter gave up a successful career to pursue her dream of having a loving husband and happy, healthy children.
He said Allison had stayed in the marriage and lost her life for that decision.
"Allison had been convinced that she was inadequate and not a good wife and mother," he said.
"She was constantly trying to improve herself and her appearances to measure up to the expectations of her husband.
"She tried hard to save her marriage.
"Finally, in the end, she paid the ultimate price..."
Allison's brother Ashley Dickie said his life had changed because of "one man's selfish actions".
"... a man who thinks only of himself and who's actions were only to benefit one person, himself," he said.
"I know you did it and you know you did it ... and whatever time you spend in jail will never be enough for taking the life of my beautiful sister Allison."
Mother Priscilla Dickie said Allison was a wonderful mother and devoted wife who had "so much to offer".
"It devastated me to know that Allison had been living in a fearful relationship and was trying to handle such a situation alone," she said.
"His admission of adultery not once but many times during this trial was not easy to digest and goes against everything we believe...
"His constant self-interest and continual lying to Allison, his family and friends has disgusted me and my family.
"He betrayed her and has made a mockery of their marriage and their life together and we are deeply saddened by this fact.
"He promised to take care of her and treat her well and again as is evident he did the opposite."
Allison's older sister Vanessa Fowler said she was devastated and deeply affected, feeling cheated that she never got to say goodbye.
She described her sibling as "extremely capable, hard-working, intelligent, strong, resilient, passionate, devoted and generous".
"Her life, her dreams were cut short and the lives of many changed forever," she said.
"Allison inspired me to be a better person, a better mother.
"With four businesses on the go, three children to care for, and two mistresses to deal with, all made for one very strong woman. I find it amazing that with everything else she had going on that she still found time to lie on the couch.
"Allison never allowed depression to take over her life.
"She was never so debilitated that she could not function.
"Like any other mother with three children and a household to run, she was busy, tired and stressed."
Mrs Fowler said her sister no longer had a voice and it upset her that Allison was "ridiculed, degraded, belittled, demoralised and disrespected" during the trial.
"This was inflicted upon her by her husband in life and now in death," she said.
"One thing we have seen from this trial is that Allison was strong and she fought to her death, even when taking her last breath she left her mark to ensure you paid for your evil ways.
Mrs Fowler said the verdict meant her sister finally came out on top.
"Today, she is the hero, she is the one who has received justice," she said.
Three young girls robbed of their mother by their father
THREE young girls can no longer call out for their "mummy" when they feel hurt or sad.
They will never be able to seek advice when they need it.
And special occasions such as birthdays, Christmas and weddings will always feel like something is missing.
Geoff and Priscilla Dickie, Allison Baden-Clay's parents, are now caring for the girls - aged 13, 10 and 7.
The retirees were living a relaxed lifestyle and involved in various charities when their lives were irreversibly altered.
Mr Dickie said they were strong and resilient children and it was an immense privilege to care for them.
"They will grow up into beautiful, intelligent young women who will be strong and contribute to society, because they are a product of their mother's character and love, but they will be without the most important person in their lives to share their triumphs and disappointments," he said
Priscilla Dickie said no one could take the place of a mother and her heart broke as she did her best to fill the gap.
She said they missed their mother terribly and cried for her at night.
"You have changed your daughters' destinies and sentenced them to a journey they must take through life without a mother," she told Baden-Clay.
Allison's older sister Vanessa Fowler said her heart was breaking "for the three precious girls who have been left behind".
"They look for their mother, cry for their mother, they miss their mother, they love their mother," she said.