Hannah Clarke’s crazy husband tried to get a job at her new gym, just one day after she started training there to get away from him.
Daily Mail Australia reveals killer Rowan Baxter went for an interview at CrossFit Brisbane about 24 hours after Mrs. Clarke’s first trial training about three weeks ago.
Mrs. Clarke’s lovers believe that the tilt of the fitness trainer was another pathogenic attempt to stalk and terrorize the mother of three.
Baxter threw Mrs. Clarke and their children, Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four, and Trey, three, into gas and set them on fire during the school run last Wednesday, in a family violence crime that shocked the nation. Baxter committed suicide.
In conversation with Daily Mail Australia, Garf Davies, owner of CrossFit Brisbane, said that Baxter had signed up to become the sixth fitness instructor at the training center.
Hannah Clarke’s lovers believe that Rowan Baxter’s attempt to score a job at the gym where she trained was another pathogenic attempt to stalk and terrorize the mother of three
Mrs. Clarke worked at The Athlete’s Foot to support her three children (daughters Aaliyah and Laianah above) and went to a gym where she hoped she had nothing to do with Rowan
Mrs. Clarke went to the Brisbane CrossFit gym (above) … the next day, her estranged husband, Rowan Baxter, appeared for a job interview to become a fitness coach
“Hannah had done her first test session the day before … I really didn’t know Hannah when I interviewed Rowan,” Mr. Davies said.
Mr. Davies sat down with Baxter, who was qualified given his long track record as a fitness trainer.
But the interview ended in a strange tone.
“Strangely enough, when Rowan left the gym that day, he asked for a photo for the gym, which was weird. I thought it was weird but I went, OK, for sure.
CrossFit owner Garath Davies rejected Baxter after hearing about domestic violence claims because “we are not going to stand for that kind of behavior”
“He posted that photo on his social media and said he started at CrossFit Brisbane, which was not true at all.
“I think his words were focused on” looking forward to the occasion, “or something like that.”
“He actually assumed he had the job.”
But Baxter was not offered a position.
And the owner of the gym was worried about what he heard when he started asking around the community for Baxter the next day.
“It was during my trial to further check him in that I received information about his personal situation,” said Mr. Davies.
“It was a choice that I made not to continue with him … We are not going to face that kind of behavior.”
Lou Farmer, one of Mrs. Clarke’s best friends, told Daily Mail Australia that the victim of domestic violence was “clearly upset” to hear that Baxter was trying to infiltrate the gym.
“When Han found out and told that he had a (domestic violence warrant), they rejected him,” Farmer recalled.
Lou Farmer (right) said her best friend Hannah Clarke (left) was “clearly upset” after she heard that Rowan Baxter had apparently been given a job at CrossFit. But the gym did not hire him
After his job interview, Baxter posted on social media as if he had won the job – but he hadn’t
Mr. Davies said he could only speculate why Baxter was looking for the job and what his intentions were.
But he said that if Baxter had hacked Mrs. Clarke’s social media, he could have seen her interactions with the gym.
Baxter and Mrs. Clarke closed their fitness coaching and CrossFit company, Integr8, in December following the collapse of their marriage.
Mrs. Clarke’s family believes Baxter has hacked her phone and recorded her conversations to “always be one step ahead of her.”
Mrs. Clarke had started in retail at The Athlete’s Foot in Carindale to support her three children and her fears even came to the workplace.
“Clarke had informed her supervisor that there was a police order,” said Ian Taunton, national sales and operations manager of The Athlete’s Foot in a statement.
But the domestic violence order tragically did nothing to protect her or her small children last week.
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Queensland Police officers are summoned for an incident involving family violence involving the couple.
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Rowan Charles Baxter, 42, is seen filling a jerry can with fuel at a local gas station.
Baxter dives into the white Kia Sportage of his estranged wife Hannah Clarke as she prepared to drop off the school on Raven Street, Camp Hill, a rich suburb of Brisbane.
He extinguishes Mrs. Clarke, 31, and their three children – Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four, and Trey, three – in gas and turns on the car.
Neighbors hear an explosion that sounded like a ‘gas bottle’ explosion. At least four explosions followed.
Baxter takes a knife from the SUV and stabs himself in the chest.
He tries to prevent neighbors from saving his wife and children before he dies on the street.
Mrs. Clarke escapes the burning car and shouts, “He poured gas on me.”
Startled witnesses see her skin peel off her body.
A heroic neighbor washes her down in an attempt to save her life and suffers from burns herself.
She is being brought to Royal Brisbane and the Women’s Hospital in a critical condition.
Mrs. Clarke dies in the hospital because of the terrible burns she sustained during the suicide of the four-fold murder.
The charred remains of Mrs. Clarke’s Kia Sportage SUV after she and her family were attacked last Wednesday
Mrs. Clarke’s destroyed family is now planning to launch a “Small Steps for Hannah” program against domestic violence.
“We want to try something to help women who are in this situation, who have been abused mentally, physically or sexually,” her brother Nat told A Current Affair.
Clarke and her three children are expected to be put to rest in the coming days.
In addition to her grieving family will be the many CrossFit athletes who trained with her and admired her athletic ability.
“They (Hannah and the girls) were part of our community and we as a whole really struggle with dealing with the tragedy and the loss,” said Davies owner of the gym.
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Canberra stops to remember Hannah Clarke and her children
Canberra stopped Wednesday night to remind Hannah Clarke and her three children after they were killed in a suicide that shocked Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese spoke as they lit candles in honor of the young mother after her tragic death beside her children, after being burned alive by the evil Rowan Baxter.
Terri Butler, who is Ms. Clarke’s federal representative, said the country had seen so many deaths from family violence.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labor leader Anthony Albanese spoke while they lit candles in honor of the young mother
Mr. Albanian hoped that the brutal murder marked a turning point in the fight against domestic violence
Hannah Clarke and her three children were killed in a suicide that shocked Australia
“The risk is that we get used to it and then not be shocked,” Butler said to politicians in Parliament in Canberra on Wednesday.
“I know we all want to do better.”
People sang ‘Amazing Grace’ while they lit candles for Mrs. Clarke and her children – Laianah, Aaliyah and Trey – who were murdered by her former partner Rowan Baxter.
Mr. Scott Morrison said it was important to remember their victims and who they were.
“All of that was taken away from them in a murderous act of violence that none of us here can understand,” he said.
Mr. Albanian hoped that the brutal murder marked a turning point.
“We have all failed, especially men, the women and children of this country,” he said.
Greens co-deputy leader Larissa Waters said that words were not enough and that parliament should take action.
“We can collectively repair the system here and ensure that no one else fails,” Mrs. Waters said.
Vigilance comes when some Members of Parliament emphasize that domestic violence must be constantly on the agenda, not just in the aftermath of major tragedies.
Earlier on Wednesday, Labor MP Anne Aly said it was crucial that the issue be addressed long after Mrs. Clarke’s death.
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“I want to make sure that this remains on the agenda – that we are not only talking about that critical point where we grieve for lost lives,” Dr. said. Aly Wednesday against reporters.
She said there are many women who are wondering if they will be “beaten black and blue tonight.”
“I say to those women, we’ll see you. And we know you, “she said.
On Tuesday, Dr. Aly spoke in public for the first time about her experience with domestic violence by her former partner.
Fellow Labor MP Linda Burney, who led the Wednesday ceremony, said that certainty and practical outcomes what women needed when they escaped a domestic violence situation.
‘They need a place where they can go safely. They must be financially secure. They need to understand that there is support, “she said earlier on Wednesday.