FAMILY SLAUGHTER Dad arrested for ‘killing his three toddler daughters, wife and mum-in-law and leaving their bodies to rot for a week’
A DAD has been charged with multiple murders after allegedly killing his three kids, wife and mother-in-law in a horror crime which has rocked Australia.
Anthony Harvey appeared in court after cops found the butchered bodies of twin two-year-old girls Alice and Beatrix, three-year-old Charlotte, Mara, 47, and her mother Beverley Quinn who was 74.
Beverley Quinn and her granddaughters (from left to right) Charlotte, Beatrix and Alice who were murdered in their Bedford house, Perth.
Reports say the former mine worker only turned himself into the police after "leaving their bodies to rot for a week" inside the family home in Bedford, Perth.
The 24-year-old appeared via video link from Karratha Magistrates Court wearing a t-shirt, jeans and no shoes. He stared at the ground and showed no emotion while on video.
The court was told the murders of Mara Harvey and the children allegedly took place on September 3. Their grandmother is reported to have been killed the following day.
When magistrate Joe Randazzo asked the accused if he understood each of the five murder charges he simply said “I understand”.
Local police commissioner Chris Dawson told media this afternoon police will allege no gun was used but “several weapons”.
“What we are alleging is a blunt instrument and knives were used,” he said.
Commissioner Dawson said the two adults were allegedly killed in the kitchen and the children allegedly in other rooms of the house.
He said they were alleging Mrs Quinn was murdered the following morning when she arrived at the family home.
Dawson said Harvey stayed at the home for a “number of days” before he turned himself into police.