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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebirdgirl View Post
    Wow that is just atrocious.
    How on earth can someone assume a public place makes someone safe?
    I really feel there was a serious error of judgement with the mother here and she will have to live with that for the rest of her life.
    He was violent toward her and they were watching him on that, it seems to me he's done this to hurt her which would suggest he's more a psychopath than a loving father with mental illness.
    I think that most people would expect that an act of violence toward a child is less likely in a public place, the fact that there would inevitably be witnesses would usually be a deterrent but this man was likely not governed by *normal* thinking at this time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    There is no doubt in my mind that this was premeditated. The father lived 30km from the cricket field. He packed a knife. Who brings a knife to a kids cricket match? Driving 30km should have meant he had plenty of time to think about what he was going to do.

    I've read the ABC news website account of the attack. He does have a history of unstable behaviour, but he also has a history of violence. The mother also had an AVO out against him and he was only allowed to see the child in public.

    It *should* have been a safe environment.

    The whole thing makes me feel ill.
    Exactly this, to even have the weapon on him means he had to think about this beforehand to be 'prepared'.

    I truly truly horrific thing, the poor darling boy. I'm very surprised his mum spoke to the media so soon, no way would I be ready.


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    And to think he was playing with his Dad when this happened and asked his mum if he could have a few more minutes with his Dad.

    What a cruel monster. No excuses for what he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    even a small flicker of empathy for the man that threw his child of the bridge.

    . Snapping and throwing a child off a bridge in a moment of madness,..
    He didn't snap, he called his ex wife twice and told her she would never see her children again. It was pure revenge. He also took the time to park carefully on the side of the bridge and put his hazard lights on. Afterwards witnesses saw him calmly walk back to his car and drive into the city.

    I'm sorry, mental health issues or not, let's not forget what must have gone through the mind of that beautiful, innocent child, who trustingly got out of her seat when asked by her father, into his arms and held 52 meters above the water over the edge of Westgate bridge. Let's not forget about her 6 year old brother who witnessed the whole thing and asked his daddy to go back and get her because she couldn't swim! Empathy, even a flicker is completely undeserving for this monster.

    And now we have yet again another tragedy, another innocent child taken, another family forever heartbroken & damaged. As other posters have said, mental health issues do not cause violence.

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    This has effected me so much, i am so upset and crying about it he was such a lovely boy and this is so unfair.

    Im sorry to say but I am glad the father is dead and I hope he rots in hell. This was premeditated. He charmed the boy so he'd want to spend more time with him, then he murdered him.

    Id never cope with this. As a mother, i wouldn't cope.

    She seems like she was already emotionally prepared this would happen one day, or she is in shock.

    This is just so horrible. Its so bad, its almost too shocking to believe that it's real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lila123 View Post
    He didn't snap, he called his ex wife twice and told her she would never see her children again. It was pure revenge. He also took the time to park carefully on the side of the bridge and put his hazard lights on. Afterwards witnesses saw him calmly walk back to his car and drive into the city.

    I'm sorry, mental health issues or not, let's not forget what must have gone through the mind of that beautiful, innocent child, who trustingly got out of her seat when asked by her father, into his arms and held 52 meters above the water over the edge of Westgate bridge. Let's not forget about her 6 year old brother who witnessed the whole thing and asked his daddy to go back and get her because she couldn't swim! Empathy, even a flicker is completely undeserving for this monster.

    And now we have yet again another tragedy, another innocent child taken, another family forever heartbroken & damaged. As other posters have said, mental health issues do not cause violence.
    Agreed, the only persons i have empathy for in these situations are the children and the family left behind that loved them. I really dont understand how anyone can have empathy for a child killer.

    Mental illness does not make you kill your children or anyone for that matter. This "person" is just pure evil. He was psychologically evil, not mentaly ill.

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    I also want to add I find it really odd she is able to talk so calmly to the media already - and is already being so 'forgiving' towards the killer (father)

    Its almost like she knew the day would come and she was already mentally prepared for it... like you would be with a loved one dying from a terminal illness. It still kills you, but you're more prepared. She seems so prepared already. I personally wouldn't even be able to stand, or speak ... let alone talk to the media.

    Its not sitting too well with me TBH that she seems so prepared for this... i don't like the idea in my mind at all that she knew this would happen. Maybe she is in terrible shock, where it really just hasn't hit her yet. Not that I wish that upon her either.... But i just couldn't imagine living the rest of my life knowing i knew this would happen to my son eventually. And then it happening.... I just can't comprehend it. This is one of the worst stories I have heard in a long time. He sounds like a cold sadistic mongrel. Im so angry and upset about it. Glad he's dead. If only he could have suffered more. Should have left him to bleed out like he did his own child.

    I am sorry if my post offends. I have been struggling with this all day. I think we all have.

    I just have to ask - did she see it actually happen? Apparently she was very close to where it happened.... did she witness it? I know things can happen very fast ...
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    I think shes in complete and utter shock. Think of what she just witnessed.

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    Just awful

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    I for one am disgusted at how many beautiful children are losing their innocent lives at the hands of the people who brought them into this world!! and its always the same excuse- "mental illness".Sorry,but its a copout and it just makes the people actually suffering look like fools.It just makes me soooo angry!!!!

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