David Bradford, 52, is believed to have broken into his 40-year-old wife Theresa’s home early at Pimpama, on the Gold Coast’s northside, this morning and stabbed her to death before taking his own life.
Three young children at the Matas Dr house ran to neighbours to raise the alarm.
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A man who murdered his wife in front of their children was freed on bail on serious domestic violence charges two weeks ago.
Bullies who emotionally abuse partners face up to five years in prison.
Under laws coming into force today, anyone who inflicts psychological cruelty on their other halves can be prosecuted – even if there is no direct physical harm.
For the first time, domestic abusers who stop short of lashing out at their victims will be targeted with a new offence where there is evidence of ‘coercive and controlling behaviour’.
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