/ 09 July 2024

A state of shock

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

NSW Premier Chris Minns says the whole state has been left with a “deep wound” after 3 young children died in a house fire allegedly at the hands of their father in western Sydney’s Lalor Park on Sunday morning. The 28yo man is in an induced coma in hospital, but Minns says he will face “the most serious charges on offer” for the “horrifying and senseless act”. Four other children were rescued by a neighbour who says he followed his instincts to help. They and their 29yo mother are recovering from their injuries. As the ongoing discussion about domestic and family violence continues, researchers say 2 women have been diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) after years of abuse. CTE usually affects elite sportspeople after repeated head knocks, but experts say the findings highlight the importance of screening DV victims for CTE.

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