John Edwards inquest: series of critical errors allowed man to murder his children, NSW coroner finds

John Edwards inquest: series of critical errors allowed man to murder his children, NSW coroner finds

The Guardian

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‘The deaths of Jack and Jennifer Edwards were preventable,’ coroner Teresa O’Sullivan says

A series of critical “errors and omissions” made by police, firearms registry staff and officials within the family court system in New South Wales allowed a man with a decades-long history of domestic violence to murder his two teenage children in 2018.

John Edwards, a 68-year-old retired financial planner, shot dead his two children, Jack, 15, and Jennifer, 13, in what police at the time described as a “premeditated and planned” shooting on the afternoon of 5 July 2018.

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