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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    I heard about this story. How absolutely tragic for the entire family. The mother sounds like a truly brave courageous woman.

    One thing I don't understand is how it happened in front of witnesses and no one could stop him? I know he must've been in a complete state (understatement) but was there no one or a group of people who could've stopped it?

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    I believe he hit him in the head with a cricket bat, it would only take seconds to apply a fatal blow. It appears just moments prior to that they were happily playing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamtam View Post
    I heard about this story. How absolutely tragic for the entire family. The mother sounds like a truly brave courageous woman.

    One thing I don't understand is how it happened in front of witnesses and no one could stop him? I know he must've been in a complete state (understatement) but was there no one or a group of people who could've stopped it?

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    I think it's easy to say they could have stopped him but in reality I would say it was so swift and unexpected that people just froze.

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    It reads like no one was watching until after it happened and they thought it was an accident?
    I think the mum should have held her statement until the shock wore off a bit. It also read like he was trying to get back at the mum seeing as everyone thought she was at risk of harm by the father, and that they had just been overseas for 5 weeks. Police suggesting premeditated, doesn't sound like the loving father she is trying to portray really.
    Also he had a knife on him? So seems he was going to hurt someone. Maybe the boy said the wrong thing.

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    Yes the mum would still absolutely be in shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    Yes the mum would still absolutely be in shock.
    I was surprised she said so much. I guess that is that rambling sort of shock. I feel like she will think differently next week. Poor woman

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    That poor kiddo and the fear he must have been feeling

    The father must have been mentally ill to do this. I have a lot of empathy for those with mental illness and there needs to be better support. But when someone crosses the line and kills their child... I can't help it but I want to see them strung up by their balls.

    Rip little fella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMama View Post
    I believe he hit him in the head with a cricket bat, it would only take seconds to apply a fatal blow. It appears just moments prior to that they were happily playing
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    I think it's easy to say they could have stopped him but in reality I would say it was so swift and unexpected that people just froze.
    I see now. I didn't hear the full story on the news. How shocking. I think I would've frozen too. I can't even think of anything else to say. So tragic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokeybear View Post
    Yes the mum would still absolutely be in shock.
    My heart just breaks for that poor mum and her sweet boy. It must be shock because she said that nobody loved Luke like his father other than herself. If he could do this, mentally ill or not, he did not love that poor boy. There was an AVO so he should not have even been there. And he came prepared so it wasn't like he was in a fit of rage or something. He had thought about hurting someone.

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    Oh wow, I hadn't clicked on the link before my previous reply and have just read more and looked through the pics. How brave and powerful of the mother, what a courageous woman. I can't bring myself to read it all or open the video of young Luke.
    RIP Luke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    My heart just breaks for that poor mum and her sweet boy. It must be shock because she said that nobody loved Luke like his father other than herself. If he could do this, mentally ill or not, he did not love that poor boy. There was an AVO so he should not have even been there. And he came prepared so it wasn't like he was in a fit of rage or something. He had thought about hurting someone.
    If I heard right, there were places that he was allowed to be with his son and this was one of them.


    I heard about this last night and it's been on my mind ever since. I just can't comprehend how anyone could do this, mentally ill or not

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