Migrant mother accused of stabbing her ‘violent’ husband in front of their two children before asking one of the boys to call the police – as victim’s ‘horrific history of violence’ is exposed
- Mother of two Thi Huynh seeks medical and psychiatric care behind bars
- 37-year-old charged with murder after her husband was found dead in the house
- There was an AVO that forbade Quoc Dung Bui from entering Mrs. Huynh’s house
- Ms. Huynh did not file for bail when her case was heard in court on Tuesday
A mother of two accused of stabbing her husband to death will be held in custody by psychiatric officers.
Thi Huynh stood in Bankstown District Court on Tuesday, charged with murder after the body of Quoc Dung Bui was found at her home in western Sydney on Sunday afternoon.
Police allege the crime took place between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., and that Huynh, 37, ordered one of her two sons, ages 10 and 16, to call the police hours later.
She was arrested and taken to Bankstown Hospital under police guard for treatment.
Thi Huynh, 37, is charged with murdering her husband in her home in front of their children
Police allege the crime took place between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Sundays and the mother of two ordered one of her children to call the police hours later
Her lawyer told the court that he would not demand bail for the 37-year-old, but for medical and psychiatric care.
He said Huynh would need additional support while she remains behind bars.
Daily Mail Australia understands that the mother of two is a migrant with very little family or support networks in Australia.
“It’s a very sad thing,” said a source close to the investigation.
Huynh’s late husband was subjected to domestic violence, which prevented him from entering the home she shared with their boys.
He was due to appear in court in July on charges of habitual assault, stalking and intimidation of his family.
Court documents show that Mr. Bui, 49, arrived at the house on December 19 armed with a 20 cm knife and was “intended” to commit a crime against someone else.
On the same date, he was charged with assaulting, stalking and intimidating his wife and children in the home with the intention of “causing fear or mental harm.”
There was also an order of violence forbidding him to come near the family home.
Police tape can be seen in front of the property in Bankstown, where the husband was reportedly stabbed to death
Bankstown court heard that Huynh’s late husband was a victim of domestic violence, which prevented him from entering the house (photo)
The court ordered a mental health assessment before Ms. Huynh was due to appear in court on May 25.
“She can, of course, apply for bail at any time,” said the magistrate.
Ms. Huynh was housed downstairs in the cells when the first hearing took place after initially indicating that she would apply for bail.
After a brief meeting with Ms. Huynh and a translator, her lawyer changed his tune and said his client was no longer seeking release.
Investigators have previously revealed that the two boys were at home at the time of the alleged incident.
“While I can say that the two children were present, it is unfortunately too early in the investigation to determine exactly what they heard or saw,” Chief Inspector Darren Sly told reporters Monday.
Her two sons are said to be in the care of family.
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A biohazard bag can be seen in front of the unit in Bankstown, south west Sydney