A horribly sad story here, of an 11 year old son killed by his father at cricket practice. The boy's parents were separated, and one of the few places the father was allowed to see his son was at cricket practice. For whatever reason the father attacked his son and killed him, in the presence of the boy's mother and other children and parents. He then confronted police with a knife, and was shot by them after capsicum spray failed to subdue him.
It seems mental illness is at the heart of this tragedy...
"[He went] from someone who brushed off losing a job to someone that was unemployable," she said.
"He was in a homelessness situation for many years. His life was failing. Everything was becoming worse in his life and Luke was the only bright light in his life."
She says Greg had been offered help, but he failed to accept it, instead choosing to "believe he was OK".
She had an AVO against Greg, but says he loved Luke and there were no signs he would ever hurt their son.
Edited by Still Waters, 13 February 2014 - 01:00 PM.