The mother of murdered Adam Fanelli has given thanks to family and friends for making his funeral last week a “beautiful” celebration of his life.
Sue Coggins, 51, told the Gazette: “It was lovely, all the people came out to show their love for Adam and they really made his day special.”
The body of 31-year-old Adam, of Houghton Regis, was found at a site in Nash Park, Buckinghamshire, on March 17 with severe head injuries. Two men have since been charged with his murder.
Describing the moment she learned of her son’s death, Sue said: “I fell to my knees. He’s my only child. I just hit the floor and I screamed the house down.
“Even now it’s unbelievable. People die of illness or heart attacks, but not murder, not in this country.
“I’ve lost both my parents but this is something else ... I just can’t find the words. To think that we are never going to see him again.”
Father-of-three Adam had overcame dyslexia to run his own business as a scrap metal dealer.
He was expecting his third child with his partner at the time of his death. His daughter was born posthumously earlier this month.
Sue said: “He always knew what he was going to do and he grew up a great lad. He still is a great lad. I used to tell him he was the best Fanelli.
“He could never sit still, he was always out and about doing something and he had his own business. His daughter is just like him, very proactive. From 31, he would have gone on to great things.”
Jemma Price, 30, from Bedfordshire, and Addy McAllister, 33, from Bolsover, Derbyshire, have been remanded in custody awaiting their next appearance at Luton Crown Court.