TWO sisters have remembered their youngest brother as "one of the happiest people you will ever meet".
Darren "Badga" Booth, 37, died from stab wounds inflicted by Waverley man Michael Vernon Lowe in May last year.
Mr Booth, of Kings Meadows, is survived by his father, eight siblings and four children aged four to 12 years old.
Older sister Shirlene Wrigley told the media outside the Launceston Supreme Court yesterday that the case had "no winners", with both men's families affected by her brother's death.
She was one of many supporters of Mr Booth in court and said that Lowe's 20-year jail term for murder had given the family "a little more faith in the justice system".
"It does not change anything for me; we are left without our brother," Mrs Wrigley said.
"Mr Lowe has hurt his own family too.
"But we might be able to move on a bit now."
She said her "little brother" was always happy.
"He was happy-go-lucky and had a beautiful, big smile," Mrs Wrigley said.
"He was always bouncing a baby on his knee."
Sister Karen Tomlin said things had been "pretty hard" for the family, but she "felt ecstatic" now the case was over.
"I think 20 years is a long time to have to sit back and have a good think about what you have done to Darren's children and his family," she said.
"Fifteen to 25 years I was happy with and I'm pretty pleased with 20 years.
"I don't think there will ever be closure.
"But I think I can start to move on a little bit and start to enjoy life a bit more."