As a nation we must demand Australia’s judicial system stop failing Australians. It literally is a matter of life and death. Too many mistakes are being made. Just two weeks ago, 6 people were murdered by Dimitrious ‘Jimmy’ Gargasoulas when he drove his car down Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne. Turns out he had been given bail just four days earlier. Click here to read my blog on the Bourke Street attacks.
Today a Gold Coast mother was murdered by her husband who had a history of violent attacks and who was given bail two weeks ago.
It has emerged that the Queensland police pleaded with the court system not to release him.
Now she is dead. Killed in front of her children.
This an outrage. Turns out the poor woman lived in fear for her life after her estranged husband had tried to kill her just 7 weeks ago….so what does the Judicial System do…..release the husband…and then just instruct him not to approach her….So how is that working out Judicial System?
Here is the story. (Source Channel 7)
A man was on bail for serious domestic violence charges when he murdered his estranged wife in front of their children.
David Bradford was in jail only to be released on bail two weeks ago with a strict condition he could not return to his family’s home.
It’s believed Bradford, 52, broke into his 40-year-old wife Teresa’s home early on Tuesday morning, stabbing her to death before taking his own life.
The three young children at the Pimpama house, on the Gold Coast’s northside, ran to neighbours to raise the alarm.
“I tried to ring her this morning hoping, just by off chance she’d answer… but nup, nothing,” Teresa’s friend Zoe Park said.
Teresa’s best friend since primary school Debra Napper had to see for herself.
“It’s real now, that she’s not around,” she said.
She described the 40 year old as a bright and bubbly soul whose family had been living in fear for the last six months.
“In December he’d tried to kill her,” she told 7 News.
“She was on edge. She was worried that something was going to happen. And it did.”
The children are now in the care of family members.
Detective inspector Mark Thomson said, “There doesn’t appear that there are any firearms or any other weapons of that nature involved in this offence.”
Bradford had previously been in custody after being charged with a series of violent offences against Ms Bradford late last year.
The Courier Mail reports he copped four charges including choking, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and common assault.
He was expected to face a committal hearing in March, charged with the various domestic violence-related offences, but on January 12 he was released on bail in the Southport Domestic Violence Court.
His bail conditions reportedly required him to live at a Brisbane CBD hotel, report to police and not go within 100m of Ms Bradford except for court appearances.
Earlier on Tuesday, police set up a crime scene by the house in Pimpama after two bodies were found inside a home, now reported as Bradford and wife Teresa.
A spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service said paramedics were also called but were not required to transport anyone to hospital.
This is simply not good enough. We as Australians must demand a review of the bail system. We need to be writing letters to our State and Federal Politicians. We need to be expressing outrage on social media, writing letters to the editor of newspapers and generally doing whatever we can do to make some noise.
It’s a matter of life and death.
Anyway that’s what I think.