TWO men have been charged with murdering a council worker who was shot dead outside her home.
Ashley Dale, 28, was blasted in the back garden of her home in Liverpool on August 21.
3Ashely was found with a gunshot wound in the back garden of her home in LiverpoolJames Witham, 40, and Joseph Peers, 28, have now been charged with murder.
They have both been remanded in custody to appear at Wirral adult remand court at Wirral Magistrates’ Court today.
A 25-year-old man from St Helens who has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender remains in custody.
Ashley was killed in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.
The tragedy came just seven years after her brother Lewis Dunne was killed by drug dealers aged just 16.
He was also not the intended target of the shooting in a cruel echo of Ashley’s killing.
The horror also unfolded just 48 hours before nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel was shot dead at her home in the city.
Following Ashley’s death, her heartbroken family said: “None of this makes sense and our lives will never be the same again.
“A senseless crime that has torn a family apart.”
3Ashley had been promoted within the environmental health department at Knowsley CouncilCredit: PA3She was killed in a case of mistaken identityCredit: PA
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