Man in Australia charged with murder of mother and her two children

16 July 2018

A 19-year-old man in Perth, Australia was charged with the murder of the 48-year-old mother, a 15-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy on Sunday. Western Australian Police Assistant Commissioner Paul Steel said the victims and the man shared the same house address. Police discovered the woman and her son dead when they arrived at a house in north eastern Perth, with the daughter critically injured.

The teenage girl was transported to hospital, but died on the way, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. Australian Police said on Sunday (July 15) that the murder would "send shockwaves" throughout the local community. The man is expected to appear in court on Monday (July 16).