Hannah Clarke’s boyfriend says she can’t bring herself to tell her daughter that her boyfriend is dead
Hannah Clarke’s youngest daughter’s best friend still doesn’t know she’s dead because her mother can’t bring herself to break the horrible news for her little girl.
Four-year-old Laianah Baxter was killed alongside her mother and two brothers and sisters, Aaliyah, six and Trey, three, after their father set them on fire in a four-fold suicide last Wednesday.
Rowan Baxter, 42, extinguished the family car in gasoline and set it on fire before he killed himself by stabbing himself in the chest at Camp Hill, Brisbane.
Mrs. Clarke’s best friends spoke on Tuesday about the horrible tragedy in an emotional interview with A Current Affair.
Lou Farmer, who had known Hannah Clarke for four years, became emotional the last time she remembered that sh
Dear friends: Mrs. Farmer said that she still has to tell the news about the death of the family to her daughter Heidi (photo) who was best friends with Hannah’s daughter Laianah
Lou Farmer, who had known the murdered three-year-old mother for four years, revealed that her family was with the Baxters a few days before the tragedy.
“We had the most perfect pool party and wines, and the best afternoon. I just don’t know how to tell my little girl that Laianah, her best friend, is gone, “she said.
“They understand my ten and seven year old. I can’t even go there with Heidi. Heidi and Laianah were best friends. ”
Nikki Brooks, Clarke’s oldest friend of 17, said she spoke to the mother only 12 hours before she was murdered.
Mrs. Brooks revealed that she was aware of Mrs. Clarke’s abusive marriage to Baxter and had told detectives that she was afraid he would kill the family just a week before the murders.
“I looked straight into the eyes of the detective and said,” I think he’s going to take them all out, “Mrs. Brooks said.
“She said,” I feel bad too. ”
Mrs. Brookes said she had offered Mrs. Clarke a place to stay when business with her violent husband became ugly last year.
Mrs. Clarke’s best friends spoke on Tuesday about the horrific tragedy in an emotional interview with A Current Affair
Mrs. Clarke, 31, died in the hospital last Wednesday after more than 90 percent burns to her body. Her husband Rowan then took his own life by stabbing himself in the chest
“I have a lot of guilt feelings and I know that her four closest friends feel exactly the same.” I feel that we have certainly influenced her decision. We said, “Han, enough is enough.” “
“It didn’t get bad and we had to take her away from there.”
On Sunday, an emotional vigil was held for Mrs. Clarke, with 1,000 mourners who gathered at Whites Hill State College in Camp Hill to pay tribute to the murdered mother and her children.
Dressed in pink – Hannah’s favorite color – her father Lloyd Clarke and brother, Nat, thanked the public for their support.
“We would have felt lost without all your support,” the distraught father said.
“I don’t know how we can pay back that kindness.”
Burn-out wreck: Rowan Charles Baxter, 42, and his three children, Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four and Trey, three, all died when the family’s white SUV was set on fire at Camp Hill
Their small bodies were loaded into a funeral car when the police blocked the area
Although many tried to remember the best of Mrs. Clarke and her children, many could not hide their grief from one of the worst acts of domestic violence Australia has ever seen.
A multitude of flowers and children’s toys were placed in front of the vigil, while hundreds of condolences were written by a community that was still in shock.
Nikki Brookes was a friend of Mrs. Clarke, and had to hold back her tears when she spoke to the crowd.
She called on the community not to turn a blind eye to domestic violence.
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Queensland Police officers are summoned for an incident involving family violence involving the couple.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 – EARLY MORNING:
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.