A truly awful murder was committed not too far from where Older Niece lives. A father, who's ex wife said that she could never imagine him hurting their son and who loved him deeply, beat his son to death, possibly with a cricket bat after the 12 year old boy had been playing a local game of cricket. After the father murdered his son, he threatened police to the point where they were in danger and they shot him dead. Two deaths, one a gorgeous young boy and someone who should not have been given any opportunity to be in such a position and state.
The father was mentally ill and had a long history of contact with police. He should have been in gaol as there were warrants out for his arrest and he had already served time in gaol. Apparently, our police force's IT system is very old and that as why he had not been arrested earlier, as he should have been.
Can we conclude that Vic Pol, the Victorian Police are saying that that the murder was all just the result of their antiquated computer system. Sorry, not my mistake. A computer problem.
There will be statements, opinions such as mine, investigations, recriminations but at the end of the day a kid is dead, killed by someone who should have been in gaol or in care.
Vale Luke Batty.