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Ex rugby player kills himself after allegedly killing family in Australia

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 20, 2020 13:16

An ex rugby player killed himself in Australia after allegedly dousing his family with petrol and setting them alight in their family car in Brisbane on Wednesday (February 19), local media reported.

Queensland Police said Rowan Baxter died from a self inflicted stab wound on the footpath near to the family car, where his three children, Lainah, Aailyah and Trey died inside.

His estranged wife Hannah was transported by ambulance suffering significant burns to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where she later died overnight.

Police described the suspected domestic violence incident as horrific, while Queensland Ambulance Service Officer Adrian Tong said the scene was confronting.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 20, 2020 13:16