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Australia Sydney father who shot his teenage children left letters

03:40  08 july  2018
03:40  08 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Photo credit: AAP. A father who shot his teenage children in their Sydney home left letters that were to be opened after his death. Fifteen-year-old Jack and 13-year-old Jennifer were killed in a bedroom at their West Pennant Hills home at about 5:20pm on Thursday.

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A father who shot his teenage children in their Sydney home left letters that were to be opened after his death.

Fifteen-year-old Jack and 13-year-old Jennifer were killed in a bedroom at their West Pennant Hills home at about 5:20pm on Thursday.

About 12 hours later their father, John Edwards, was found dead in his own home at Normanhurst. Police believe the 68-year-old took his own life soon after the shooting.

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to be opened after his death.

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A father who murdered his two teenage children before killing himself wrote a series of letters to his ex-wives and relatives to be opened after his death, it has emerged. John Edwards, 67, gunned down his children Jennifer, 13, and Jack, 15, at their house in West Pennant Hills

Edwards left letters to the children’s mother and other relatives, Seven News reported.  He left them with a friend to deliver if something happened to him.

They were handed over to police when news of the double-murder broke.

a stack of flyers on a table © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited Detectives are trying to piece together exactly what happened inside the house before the father shot his two children dead in a "planned and premeditated" attack, but police have revealed the teenagers feared for their lives.

It is believed Edwards hired a car to stalk his children after school, when he knew they would be home alone, so they wouldn't recognise him when he pulled up outside the Hull Road home, Seven News reports.

The teens opened the door to Edwards at 5:20pm, who was carrying two handguns. Police say he planned the brutal attack knowing his ex-wife, Olga, 36, was yet to arrive home from work.

The children ran in terror and tried to hide, but their father hunted the pair down and found them.

"They were trying to hide in a bedroom and were huddled together when he opened fire," a senior police officer told The Daily Telegraph. "What a selfish coward."

Police were aware of Edwards over past matters, but he had no recent issues with the law, Acting Assistant Commissioner Brett McFadden said.

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