SATURDAY 7PM | A MAN accused of stabbed his two children to death before attempting to take his own life in the family’s Perth home remains under police guard in hospital with self-inflicted knife wounds.
The bodies of the 35-year-old man’s three-year-old son and five-year-old daughter were found in the family’s home in the Perth suburb of Yanchep on Thursday night. It’s believed they had been stabbed to death.
The 35-year-old man was found at the address in a critical condition with self-inflicted knife wounds.
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He was rushed to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition tonight, under police guard.
Western Australia police confirmed on Saturday that the man had since been charged with two counts of murder.
Police said he will take part in a bedside court hearing “in the near future”.
FRIDAY: | TWO small children are dead and their father is fighting to stay alive in hospital following a stabbing at a house in Perth’s north.
Police found the bodies of a three-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl inside the Yanchep home around 10.30pm local time on Thursday night.
It is understood the children appeared to have been stabbed to death.
Their 35-year-old father was also found at the address with life-threatening injuries, believed to be self-inflicted knife wounds.
He was rushed to the Royal Perth Hospital where he remains this afternoon, under police guard and in a critical condition.
“We remind the public that this investigation is ongoing and speculation on the circumstances surrounding the children’s deaths is unhelpful,” Western Australia Police said in a statement.
It’s understood the family had only been living in the home for a few months.
It’s understood the children’s mother is a FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) worker and was not home at the time.
Acting Detective Inspector Peter Clements said she was being supported by WA Police.
“We are in direct contact with her now, she is obviously very very distressed so we are doing what we can at this point in time to provide support, not only to her but to the police officers that attended,” Det. Insp. Clements said.
It was initially reported the children were aged 4 and 5. No charges have yet been laid over their suspected murder.
Major Crime Squad detectives are investigating.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.