Kindergarten son still cries for his mother after being hacked to death in her bed in South Africa
A toddler cries for his mother after being hacked to death by attackers while she slept during a romantic vacation in South Africa, his family has revealed.
Karen Turner and her husband Matthew, 33, were in bed in a luxury resort with their two-year-old son Hayden when two men armed with knives demolished their beach chalet around 3 o'clock in the morning.
It is believed that school teacher Karen, 31, died almost immediately in a hailstorm when her husband, who was stabbed several times, chased the attackers in the Hluleka nature reserve on the wild coast in the Eastern Cape.
Mrs. Turner's brother, Ian Crouch, revealed that the couple's toddler was crying for his mother & # 39; and & # 39; is too young to understand what happened & # 39; while his father recovers in the hospital.
Karen Turner and her husband Matthew, 33, slept in a luxury resort with their two-year-old son Hayden (depicted as a newborn) when two men armed with knives demolished their beach chalet around 3 o'clock
& # 39; He spent the weekend with us. I just dropped him off at Matthew & # 39; s parents. When he is hungry, upset or asleep, he cries for his mother. But I think that's normal. He is too young to understand what happened & he said to TimesLIVE.
The mother – who had celebrated her birthday a few hours earlier – was killed along with her unborn child who entered the bedroom, stairs and stairs in a & # 39; massacre & # 39; changed when the brave husband chased the two men away.
Turner, a dairy farmer, who lived with his wife and son in Underberg, was stabbed in the stomach and operated on to remove part of his intestine.
During the horrific attack, Karen had begged her husband to check their preschool moments before he died.
Karen, 31, died almost immediately in a hailstorm while her husband Matthew, who was stabbed several times, pursued the attackers (pictured at their wedding in 2017)
Crouch told the South African new site The Witness: & Matthew said he was after them and Karen was after him. He remembers telling him to check Hayden, & he said.
& # 39; He tried to follow the men, but saw them jump off the balcony. When he turned around, Karen had collapsed. & # 39;
It only came a few days before Prince Harry arrived in South Africa with his wife Meghan and son Archie.
The family had booked into the Hluleka Nature Reserve on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape (photo) for a holiday to celebrate Karen's 31st birthday on the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean
During the horrific attack, Karen had begged her husband to check their toddler moments before he died (photo: Karen and Matthew Turner on their wedding day)
The royal couple took their son on a tour of Harry & # 39; s & # 39; favorite place in the world & # 39; to visit – where crime gets out of hand with more than 21,000 murders and 45,000 rapes last year.
The army is currently deployed on the street in townships on the outskirts of Cape Town to try and prevent more murders.
The South African police said they have one suspect they are tracing and confirmed that his arrest will take place soon.
Mr. Crouch told News24 that he had talked to his brother-in-law when he came out of a life-saving operation after he had flown to the Pietermaritzburg hospital.
He said: & Matthew recalled being woken up by being stabbed in the belly by a man on his side of the bed and another guy stabbed my sister.
Turner was transported to the hospital by helicopter, but nothing could be done to save his wife and unborn child (pictured at their wedding in 2017)
& # 39; He said he managed to grab hold of the man and there was a struggle down the stairs & # 39 ;.
Mr. Crouch drove to the scene, which he described as a & # 39; massacre & # 39 ;, and said the balcony door was open and the windows on the latches because it was a warm night.
He confirmed that it seemed like nothing had been stolen and that their cell phones were lying by their beds.
Timber trader Crouch also confirmed that his sister, who was teaching at the Underberg Primary School in their hometown in KwaZulu-Natal province, was about three months pregnant.
The couple lived in Underberg, where they had just bought a house together on the farm that husband Matthew manages (pictured at their wedding in 2017)
The couple lived in Underberg where they had just bought a house together on the farm that Matthew manages. They married in July 2017 and Hayden was born four months later.
Friends of the couple who were on vacation with them were awakened by the sound of a fight and Hayden screamed. They hammered on the door and Matthew answered covered in blood.
Fortunately, a family friend of the couple was not injured in the horror attack.
The mother – who had celebrated her birthday a few hours earlier – was killed along with her unborn child (shown at their wedding in 2017)
Turner was taken to the hospital by helicopter, but nothing could be done to save his wife and unborn child.
Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency CEO, Vuyani Dayimani, said: “The two guests were booked from Monday to Thursday and the police were called after a stabbing incident.
& # 39; The police have confirmed that one visitor has died and that another is in the hospital.
& # 39; As the agency that manages the reserve, we are shocked that it took place in one of our flagship coastal reserves, because the safety and security of our guests is our top priority & # 39 ;.
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