An angry father ‘cuddled’ his two children in his caravan while detonating explosives in a horrific suicide bombing that he committed to punish his wife for the breakup of their marriage, a coroner has ruled.
Nyobi, seven, and her brother River, four, were killed along with their father Charlie Hinder, 39, when he detonated stolen explosives in the family caravan on Mount Isa in July 2015.
According to the report of coroner Nerida Wilson, Hinder planned to murder the entire family, including wife Katherine, as an act of marital revenge, the ABC reported.
Hinder went to Facebook hours before the suicide and said people should feel sorry for them – but not for him or his estranged wife.
Charlie Hinder, 39, pictured with his daughter Nyobi, 7 (right), and son River, 4, (left) before the three died in a caravan explosion in 2015
Hinder went to Facebook for hours before killing his children, urging people to feel sorry for them – but not him or his estranged wife
“I guess this world just wasn’t for us. I love my kids more than anything in this world, they would have been great, “the social media post said The courier post.
“We all started cuddling together right away. Goodbye everyone. ”
The father of two had lived in a caravan in the front yard of family property two months before the tragedy since the couple’s divorce.
On the morning of the blast, Mrs. Hinder came home from her night shift and prepared school lunches for the children before collecting them from their father, where they had spent the night.
She was on the way, but returned to the house and decided it would be better to send a text instead of disturbing the neighbors by knocking on the caravan door.
The explosion went off when she entered the kitchen to get her phone.
Ms. Wilson also discovered that the four to five kilograms of explosives Hinder used were stolen from underground mines where he worked between 2005 and 2008.
She said he was “in the immediate vicinity of the kids … maybe she was holding or hugging them” while installing the device he had assembled himself.
Hinder lived in the caravan parked outside the family home since the divorce. Depicted is the caravan explosion that claimed the lives of him and his two children
The coroner also discovered that the security at the mine between 2005 and 2008 was not sufficient to prevent the theft of explosives.
The coroner’s report also mentioned that Hinder previously used and stored explosives.
On one occasion, Hinder dropped Katherine on the side of the road on an overnight drive shortly after the couple started dating in 2005.
Hinder gave her a camera and told her to film in the direction they had just driven after using a ‘sausage-like’ power gel explosive to detonate a road sign.
The mining company he worked for has revised and revised procedures related to explosives and security following the deadly caravan explosion.
The coroner said Hinder was “in the immediate vicinity of the children … maybe she was holding or hugging them” while installing the device he assembled himself
The company has updated its explosive storage facilities and security measures, including an electronic access system and video surveillance.
In her report, Ms. Wilson said Ms. Hinder showed “courage” and “kindness” after the death of her children.
“It is inescapable that Katherine lost her precious children in the most shocking circumstances and that her life has changed irrevocably,” said Mrs. Wilson.
She said that Nyobi and River’s deaths were an example of “retaliatory action” to punish Katherine after their marriage ended.
Ms. Hinder had told the police that she had wanted to leave Hinder for some time, but he had threatened her and her family, as well as self-harm, according to Brisbane Times.
Hinder (photo) also planned to kill his estranged wife, a coroner ruled
She was forced to take a domestic violence order against him – which he violated within three weeks of its publication.
Ms. Hinder said her estranged husband pushed her to the wall – reportedly with more than a week of injuries.
The officer said he could have investigated whether the alleged attack had been reported when it occurred.
“ After looking at the body-worn images, I came to the conclusion that police interactions with Charlie were disproportionately aimed at helping him avoid violating the warrant, rather than invoking the protection that it had to offer Katherine, Nyobi and River, ”wrote Coroner Wilson.
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