Dad accused of stabbing mum to death before killing himself as son, 8, watchedSeptember 16, 2019
A schoolboy watched in horror as his mum was stabbed to death by her ex-husband before he turned the knife on himself and took his own life, it is reported.
The unharmed eight-year-old was believed to have been in the car when the attack began, and is now in the care of police after his mum and dad died in the suspected murder-suicide.
The body of his 36-year-old mum was found in an Audi and his 40-year-old dad was found dead next to the vehicle outside a block of flats.
The dad stabbed his estranged wife while she was sat in the car before knifing himself after a recent separation, according to reports.
The tragic incident happened in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday evening, 9News reported.
A shocked neighbour told the Age that the husband and wife had recently separated.
The man said: "They [lived] here about 10 years ago. They bought a house in Blackburn and had this place rented out.
"Then recently they had separated and he had moved back in last Sunday."
Another resident of the suburb, Nunawading, said: "Normally you see things on TV thinking something's never going to happen in your neighbourhood."
Neighbour Hans Pecar told 9News: "Normal people going about their lives… I never would have thought something like that would happen."
Describing his reaction as "total shock", neighbour Daniel Bourke, who knew the couple, said he noticed nothing untoward before the incident.
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