FREED schoolgirl murderer Stephanie Jaworska says the guilt she feels for strangling her big sister is a worse punishment than prison.
Jaworska has just been released after six years of a life sentence and is living with her granny in the village where sister Kerry worked.
She wept last night as she told for the first time of her remorse.
And she said: 'More than any jail sentence I could have been given, it is coming back here with all the memories that punishes me more than anything.
'I've got to live with that.' Jaworska was 15 when she wound a cream dressing gown cord twice around Kerry's neck, tightened the cord with a slip knot and choked the life out of the innocent 18-year-old as she slept.
Kerry was a stand-in mum to Jaworska and tried to keep her in line. Jaworska hated her attempts at discipline and decided she had to die.
But the killer told the Record through tears: 'I'm full of remorse - of course I am.That's obvious.
'My sister's death will haunt me forever. I think about Kerry every day.'
Jaworska, 22, was freed from Cornton Vale jail last week. She is now living in Pencaitland, East Lothian, where Kerry worked in a nursing home.
Pencaitland is just three miles from the murder scene - the house where Jaworska's family lived in Haddington Jaworska said: 'It is very strange being back because reminders of Kerry are all around.
'I wish I didn't have to be here but I'm staying with my granny while I get myself sorted out.
'I just want to get on with my life now - start again. It's time to put what happened behind me.
'I want to be a hairdresser. I've had a couple of interviews already and I'm confident I'll get a job. But I hope my past doesn't ruin that for me.
'I don't want to stay here. I want to be further away, probably Glasgow, where nobody knows my face.