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Australia Mother dies of horrific burns suffered when her evil footy star husband doused the family car in petrol with their three children inside and set them on fire in quadruple murder-suicide

13:40  19 february  2020
13:40  19 february  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Footy star ' sets car on fire killing himself and his three The mother was driving the Kia Sportage that was set alight and is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering The family business: Rowan Baxter with Hannah Baxter and their three children pose in front of the company logo.

Three children under the age of 10 and a man were killed in horrific circumstances, while a woman was left fighting for her life. A woman was then heard screaming 'he's poured petrol on me', before she tossed herself from the car and on to the grass.

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A mother of three children who were killed by their father when he set the family car alight has died in hospital.  

Hannah Baxter survived the initial inferno, which killed Aaliyah, six, Laianah, four, and Trey, three on Wednesday morning. 

She was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital after the blast with burns so severe witnesses reported seeing her skin peeling off her body.

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Three young children and a man have died in what police described as a “ horrific ” car fire in Brisbane, Australia. All four were found dead at the scene on Wednesday, while a woman was Father of children , who were all under age of 10, also dead in fire , while their mother suffered severe burns .

Children 's mother ran to the street for help and alerted neighbours. His lawyer said last month they were waiting His three -year-old daughter suffered burns to her face and upper body just hours after the family had celebrated her The girl was allegedly sleeping in her cot when she was set on fire .

By Wednesday night her condition had deteriorated. She was pronounced dead early this evening.

Her estranged husband, Rowan Charles Baxter, also survived the initial blast but stabbed himself in the chest beside the burning car as neighbours desperately tried to free his children.

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  Reports of domestic violence before Brisbane mother, three children were killed in car tragedy Queensland police have confirmed they received reports of domestic violence before a mother and her three children were killed at the hands of her estranged husband. Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said the couple had previously been referred to support services and a court had issued at least one domestic violence order. Floral tributes have been laid at the scene where the SUV carrying Hannah Clarke and her children was doused in petrol and set alight.Family and strangers have used social media to express messages of support and to raise awareness around issues of domestic violence.

years before succumbing to horrific burns in which he names the teen who raped and then set him on fire . On tape, Robbie said Collins set him alight after raping him two weeks before in woods near their Robert Middleton (pictured left and right) suffered burns across 99 percent of his body and tied eight-year-old Robert Middleton to a tree, doused him with gasoline, and set him on fire in 1998.

Ex-NRL player Rowan Baxter and his three children have died in a car fire in a “ horrific incident” on a Brisbane street this morning. Hero tried to save Brisbane family who died when their car went up in flames. Picture: John Gass/AAPSource:News Corp Australia.

The 42-year-old former NRL player jumped in the car as Ms Baxter strapped the children in to do the school drop off. 

She was parked down the road from her parents home in Camp Hill, in Brisbane's south east. She and the children had reportedly been staying there since separating from Baxter.

The couple were reportedly working through a nasty custody battle after their separation. 

Witness Andrew Sinclair said he will never forget seeing Ms Baxter writhing in agony as her body burned.

'The look of hurt looking straight at me, and seeing her clothing being burnt with her skin coming off her body, it was an awful thing to see.' 

Another neighbour said she was entirely conscious and aware of what had happened. 

“Skin was peeling off her, and she held her hands up... bits were hanging off. It was really quite horrific,” the man said. 

Aaron Snell, another neighbour who witnessed the tragedy, said he initially thought he was watching a road rage attack before he realised the gravity of the situation.

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One of the victims suffered burns on 90 per cent of his body. David Campbell, the second victim, received burns on 60 percent of his body and is said to A Baltimore man has been arrested after he allegedly doused two of his coworkers with gasoline and set them on fire in the middle of a highway.

A young mother died from multiple infections after her husband brutally set her on fire three months ago. Tragic loss: Megan Kimbrough, 26, died on Saturday from infections suffered after her husband set Local authorities say he doused his wife with gasoline and lit her on fire on August 3 .

By the time he reacted, Ms Baxter had escaped from the car and was rolling on the footpath in an attempt to smother the flames. 

A Good Samaritan was also trying to hose her down to stop the fire.

Witnesses said they heard her shouting 'he's poured petrol on me' at the time. Another said portions of her skin appeared to have melted off her due to the flames.

Baxter was also still alive.  

He was across the road, but returned to the car to salvage a knife. He then stabbed himself in the chest, Mr Snell said. 

Mr Snell, who is trained in CPR, said he was trying to assess whether he could perform it on Baxter because he was 'just in all matter of states,' he told The Courier Mail.

'As I came to the front after calling Triple-0, I saw her (Hannah). She was smoking, her body was smoking and on fire,' Mr Snell said.  

By this point, others were on the scene and trying to put out the fire in an attempt to save the children, who were still trapped inside.

Mr Snell believes Baxter attempted to stop them helping his children in his final moments.

'He was so angry and just going absolutely crazy. It appeared like he wanted [the car] to burn,' he said. 

Revealed: Why evil father Rowan Baxter 'REJECTED an offer to share custody of his children' with estranged wife Hannah Clarke before he killed them all in a horrific car fire murder-suicide

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Baxter, an ex-New Zealand Warriors player, stabbed himself with a knife during the horrific attack on his family.  

The couple had recently separated and shut down the business they ran together, Integr8 Fitness, based at Capalaba.

In recent months, Baxter flooded his Facebook site with photos and videos of his children, describing them as his 'world'. 

'T-R-E-Y, love you to the moon and back,' he posted six days ago.

A month earlier, he captioned a post: 'Goodnight my babies, Daddy loves you.'

But in disturbing footage also shared to his social media, Baxter 'roughed up' his kids to toughen them up.

He slammed his youngest, Trey's, head into the corner of a bed multiple times and pretended to strangle him while holding him in a headlock in video shared online.

The comments section of the video, as well as a photo where he throws Trey high into the air, have been flooded by strangers who claim the posts show a 'blatant disregard' for the children's safety. 

Weightlifting friend Joey Abraham wrote to Baxter four days ago: 'Chin up brother everything will work out just hang in there my bro. 

'A lot of people care about you and the situation you're facing.'  

A reeling Mr Abraham told Daily Mail Australia after the incident: 'Rowan was in a real bad place there for a bit because of the separation.

Deep dark history of violence

  Deep dark history of violence A female relative of Hannah Clarke's estranged husband has spoken about his history of violence and how she feared for her own life.The 31-year-old suffered 97 per cent burns to her body after Rowan Baxter doused her and her car with petrol before setting the vehicle alight on Wednesday.

'If you knew Rowan when he at his best and to see him like last week then you know how far he'd fallen. 

'He was just a shadow of the person he used to be. 

'It's just unbelievable that he could do this. 

'They were beautiful kids, they were a beautiful family.'  

Queensland Police officers were called to a family violence incident that allegedly involved the couple just last month, The Courier-Mail reported. 

But the family were not involved in any Family Court or Federal Circuit Court proceedings. 

CONFRONTING FOOTAGE SHOWS ROWAN BAXTER PRETENDING TO BREAK HIS SON'S NECK

Confronting footage has since surfaced of the father roughing his children up during a play fight in happier times. 

In the vision, which Baxter uploaded to his Facebook account about a month ago, the three children giggled as he took turns grabbing them by the neck and pushing them away from him.

Trey, who was still in diapers at the time, eventually grew tired of the game after having his head slammed into a bed and ran off camera in tears.

Baxter laughed and continued playing with his two older girls.

  Mother dies of horrific burns suffered when her evil footy star husband doused the family car in petrol with their three children inside and set them on fire in quadruple murder-suicide © Provided by Daily Mail a small child sitting on a bed © Provided by Daily Mail

The video was met with messages of support from his friends, who said he was teaching his children to have a thick skin. 

'That is the coolest bro. Kids love being roughed up then they don't cry over every little thing. Awesome what you are doing,' one said.

That same friend has since described Baxter's reported actions as 'inexcusable'. 

'What he has done is the saddest thing ever and inexcusable... I have nothing but good memories of the man and no one could have foreseen this happening. RIP to the little ones,' he wrote underneath his original comment.

Baxter indicated the footage was taken just before bed time.

'Sweet dreams my babies... love you to the moon and back,' he wrote.


Queensland government planning overhaul of domestic violence system .
The Queensland government is planning an overhaul of its system dealing with domestic violence after a police officer was stood down for allegedly failing to investigate a reported case. The 47-year-old officer from the Road Policing Command is facing allegations he deliberately failed to investigate matters relating to domestic violence.Queensland has faced a number of high-profile domestic violence crimes over the past year including the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children by estranged husband Rowan Baxter last week.

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