The Margaret River shooting shows that we must stay vigilant about gun access | Denise Cullen | Opinion

Hope Forest, South Australia, 6 September 1971 Heather Bartholomew was sleeping when her estranged husband Clifford Bartholomew crept into their farmhouse south of Adelaide and struck her in the head with a mallet. Instead of rendering her unconscious, as he later claimed to have intended, his wife awoke, screaming. He …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Peter Miles’s heartache blamed for unspeakable violence

Margaret River murder-suicide: Peter Miles’s heartache blamed for unspeakable violence

Updated May 14, 2018 16:56:53 Photo: Peter Miles (L) is suspected of killing Aaron Cockman’s (R) four children, his ex-wife and her mother, before turning the gun on himself. (ABC News: James Carmody) Aaron Cockman has seen firsthand the emotional anguish Peter Miles had gone through in recent years. That …

‘This will not define us’: Margaret River community grapples with reality of Miles family shooting

‘This will not define us’: Margaret River community grapples with reality of Miles family shooting

Updated May 14, 2018 17:29:38 Photo: Flowers and a card outside the Osmington home of the Miles family. (ABC News: James Carmody) Brent Watson is a neighbour of the Miles family, who were killed in a murder-suicide in Margaret River on Friday. It wasn’t until the morning after the tragedy …

Margaret River shooting: father says he still loves man believed responsible for deaths | Australia news

The shattered father of the four children killed in the Margaret River family shooting massacre says he still loves the man believed responsible for their deaths – their grandfather. Peter Miles, his wife, Cynda, daughter Katrina and Aaron Cockman’s four children – daughter Taye, 13, and sons Rylan, 12, Arye, …

The mystery of the Miles family and a Margaret River murder-suicide that has shocked the world

The mystery of the Miles family and a Margaret River murder-suicide that has shocked the world

Updated May 13, 2018 10:27:10 The Miles family were known in Margaret River as loving people, well liked and well respected around town. So what could have gone so horribly wrong on Friday morning at 1422 Osmington Road? The details emerging of the family of seven — three adults and …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Grieving father speaks about deaths of four children

Margaret River murder-suicide: Grieving father speaks about deaths of four children

Posted May 13, 2018 14:18:44 Photo: Aaron Cockman’s four children and former partner were among the victims. (ABC News) The father of four children killed in a murder-suicide near the town of Margaret River has spoken publicly for the first time, saying he has lost everything. Aaron Cockman’s children Taye, …

Margaret River deaths: three guns at scene belonged to children’s grandfather | Australia news

Three guns found at the scene of Australia’s worst gun crime since the Port Arthur massacre belonged to the grandfather of the four murdered children. Police in Western Australia have confirmed that seven of the Miles family, well-known members of the Margaret River community in the state’s south-west, were found …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Police confirm firearms belonged to grandfather Peter Miles

Margaret River murder-suicide: Police confirm firearms belonged to grandfather Peter Miles

Updated May 12, 2018 14:01:45 Related Story: Margaret River reeling as mass shooting casts a dark pall over a tight-knit town Related Story: Four children, three adults found shot dead in Margaret River murder-suicide Three firearms licensed to Peter Miles, who was found dead along with six others — including …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

Margaret River murder-suicide: Mass shooting rips apart a tight-knit holiday town

Posted May 12, 2018 05:09:45 Related Story: Four children, three adults found shot dead in Margaret River murder-suicide Margaret River is famous worldwide for wine, surf and idyllic holidays. But a dark pall has been cast over the WA town, which is now the home to one of Australia’s worst …

Margaret River murder-suicide: Seven people found dead at home near WA holiday town

Margaret River murder-suicide: Seven people found dead at home near WA holiday town

Updated May 11, 2018 22:30:50 Photo: Police say they expect to remain at the property for “an extended period of time”. (ABC News) Four children and three adults have been shot dead in a home near the West Australian town of Margaret River, in what is the nation’s worst mass …