Australia Sydney father who shot his teenage children left letters

03:40  08 july  2018
03:40  08 july  2018 Source:

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The 68-year-old father who shot dead his two teenage children in Sydney on Thursday has been named as John Edwards. Edwards was responsible for what police have said was the “premeditated and planned” murder of his son Jack, aged 15, and daughter Jennifer, aged 13.

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A father who shot his teenage children in their Sydney home left letters that were to be opened after his death.

Fifteen-year-old Jack and 13-year-old Jennifer were killed in a bedroom at their West Pennant Hills home at about 5:20pm on Thursday.

About 12 hours later their father, John Edwards, was found dead in his own home at Normanhurst. Police believe the 68-year-old took his own life soon after the shooting.

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A 68-year-old man was found in his Sydney home on July 6 after fatally shooting his two teenage children the previous evening, according to police. The children ’s 36-year-old mother, who lives at the West Pennant Hills home with the children , was treated for significant shock.

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Edwards left letters to the children’s mother and other relatives, Seven News reported.  He left them with a friend to deliver if something happened to him.

They were handed over to police when news of the double-murder broke.

a stack of flyers on a table © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited Detectives are trying to piece together exactly what happened inside the house before the father shot his two children dead in a "planned and premeditated" attack, but police have revealed the teenagers feared for their lives.

It is believed Edwards hired a car to stalk his children after school, when he knew they would be home alone, so they wouldn't recognise him when he pulled up outside the Hull Road home, Seven News reports.

The teens opened the door to Edwards at 5:20pm, who was carrying two handguns. Police say he planned the brutal attack knowing his ex-wife, Olga, 36, was yet to arrive home from work.

The children ran in terror and tried to hide, but their father hunted the pair down and found them.

"They were trying to hide in a bedroom and were huddled together when he opened fire," a senior police officer told The Daily Telegraph. "What a selfish coward."

Police were aware of Edwards over past matters, but he had no recent issues with the law, Acting Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden said.

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