/ 27 May 2024

Calling out a killer

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

The man responsible for a “senseless” double murder-suicide in the Perth suburb of Floreat on Friday has been identified as Mark Bombara. The 63yo was searching for his ex-wife when he shot and killed 59yo Jennifer Petelczyc, a friend of his ex-wife, and her 18yo daughter Gretl inside their home before also shooting himself. WA Police say the incident was technically not a domestic violence matter as the people involved were not related, but that didn’t wash with WA Premier Roger Cook, who’s calling for more to be done to prevent domestic and family violence and described the murders as “senseless, chilling and absolutely horrific”. That’s been backed up by local MP Kate Chaney who says “enough is enough” as at least 38 women have died at the hands of men this year.

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