Bill O’Chee writes about the other side of domestic violence for the Brisbane Times.
For me the most tragic image of 2014 was watching a father break down crying “My babies, my babies” at a memorial service for his children, two of eight child victims of a Cairns domestic house of horrors. The alleged killer was mother to seven of the children, and the aunt of another.
In Brisbane, another woman was charged in December over the deaths of two children, and the attempted murder of two others.
And we must not forget the mother who attempted to kill her newborn baby in Sydney just weeks before by dumping him down a stormwater drain. Fortunately he survived for six days before being discovered and rescued.
If something is to be learned from all of these incredibly sad cases, it is that domestic violence is an equal opportunity killer. Women are…
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