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Victoria
Vic mum in hospital after killing baby
JULY 31, 20185:22pm

A woman who killed her own baby will not be sent to jail.Source:istock

Amber Wilson, AAPnews.com.au
A SCHIZOPHRENIC Melbourne woman who slashed her baby’s throat out of fear the world was ending will walk free after completing treatment in a mental health facility.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sentenced to a 30-month community corrections order in the Supreme Court of Victoria on Tuesday after pleading guilty to infanticide.

The court was told the 13-month-old baby girl died on June 5 last year while the woman was in the midst of a post-natal episode at her suburban Reservoir home.

After she was taken into custody, the 28-year-old told a psychiatrist at the Thomas Embling forensic mental health hospital the end of the world was coming.

The woman believed many people would turn into animals, so she had to protect her daughter by killing her.

She made various claims including that her husband was a devil and had hexed her.

The court was previously told the woman spent at least six stints as a psychiatric inpatient in the lead-up to the killing but was discharged 11 days before the death.

During sentencing on Tuesday, Justice Paul Coghlan said the woman, who had come to Australia as a refugee, “suffered from delusional beliefs” with ongoing schizophrenia and suffering a post-natal episode at the time of the infanticide.

He added she was under the stress of raising a young family in the context of “social-economic adversity”.

The woman had been reluctant to take her medication in the past but was now given antipsychotics both orally and by injection.

Justice Coghlan agreed to release the woman on a community corrections order given that her medication situation had changed, she was less resistant to taking it and now had insight into her condition and offending.

He added the woman’s husband and mental health services needed to be aware of the need to act urgently should her condition deteriorate.

The woman will remain at Thomas Embling for several months until a treatment and risk management plan is established.

She will then be handed over to another mental health facility before she is ultimately released back into the community under supervision.

Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on this.

My thoughts are that if someone can cut the throat of their baby, then they are never safe to be around children again.

To set her free feels like unleashing a time bomb to me. (A)

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https://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/courts-law/vic-mum-in-hospital-after-killing-baby/news-story/2f571810f0de6eb66619428ab0a3be9e

Steven Peet has had 6 years added to his sentence for the  brutal murder of Adeline Wilson-Rigney, her  daughter Amber Rose and son Korey Lee Mitchell, aged 6 and 5

Steven Peet has had 6 years added to his sentence for the brutal murder of Adeline Wilson-Rigney, her daughter Amber Rose and son Korey Lee Mitchell, aged 6 and 5

More great news ! it would seem the system is finally starting to take crimes against children seriously, though we still have a long way to go.

Yesterday QLD Attornry-General Yvette D’Ath announced she had lodged an appeal on the sentence given to William O’Sullivan for the manslaughter of Mason Jet Lee, this followed the news that Steven Peet who horrifically murdered his then girlfriend Adeline Wilson-Rigney and her 2 innocent children Amber Rose and Korey Lee Mitchell has had another 6 years added to his non-parole period.

The best part was that Steven Peet was already sentenced to life behind bars with a 30 year non-parole period and the South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions still agreed it was manifestly inadequate, and the court of criminal appeal also agreed and gave him another 6 years behind bars !

Maybe we are beginning to see a shift in attitudes, maybe our message is getting out there….. We’d really like to hope so 😊

We would like to thank Chief Justice Chris Kourakis and Justices Sam Doyle and Martin Hinton for standing up for the children and increasing Steven Peet’s sentence.

We would also like to acknowledge little Amber and Korey’s grandparents Steven Egberts and Janet Wells who have fought hard to have this sentence increased and to bring attention to the lack of justice for the children. Mr Egberts stated he still believes the sentence is inadequate and not in line with what the community expects. His family believe Peet should not be released from prison and considering the fact Peet murdered 2 irreplaceable innocent children and their mother, we totally agree with him.

A child’s life should be valued by our legal system and the purposeful taking of that life should result in a mandatory minimum sentence of life behind bars. Life meaning LIFE.

We all remember the family of Hemi Goodwin-Burke and their fight to have the ridiculously light sentence, given to Hemi’s killer, appealed. It is infuriating to know what that beautiful little boy suffered before finally succumbing to the horrific injuries inflicted upon him and to know his killer could be free very soon.

We can only hope this case being successfully appealed and little Mason’s killer’s sentence being appealed will lead to Justice for Hemi and for every other child whose life was stolen from them.

FACAA will keep fighting to change the social attitudes and the laws that allow judges to hand out these disgustingly low sentences to child abusers and child killers. We will keep writing the posts based on the recent news events and we will get the posters shared across social media. This IS having an affect and people’s eyes are being opened to the reality of the child abuse situation in Australia. Child abuse is happening on every street, in every suburb, of every city, in every state of Australia and every country in our world. The sooner people realise this is affecting them, their friends and family, the sooner they will join the fight to end it once and for all.

Rest in peace Adeline Wilson-Rigney, her daughter Amber Rose and son Korey Lee Mitchell. We hope the fact that the pathetic coward who murdered you all will serve even longer behind bars and will not be eligible for parole until he is 68 years old, brings you some sort of peace.
Fly high precious little ones.

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A man who brutally murdered his partner and her two children at Hillier, north of Adelaide, has had his non-parole period increased by six years after the Court of Criminal Appeal found his original sentence was “manifestly inadequate”.
Steven Graham Peet was originally sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 30 years for murdering his girlfriend Adeline Wilson-Rigney, her six-year-old daughter Amber Rose and five-year-old son Korey Lee Mitchell in 2016.
The court had previously heard all three victims had been strangled with cable ties and Peet had also attacked his girlfriend with a crowbar and tied up both children before killing them.
The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed against the sentence, arguing it was “manifestly inadequate”.
The Court of Criminal Appeal has now granted the appeal and fixed a new non-parole period of 36 years which was backdated to May 2016 when Peet was taken into custody.
The court, comprised of the Chief Justice Chris Kourakis and Justices Sam Doyle and Martin Hinton, found that the offending was too serious to warrant a non-parole period of 30 years.
“The children would quickly have realised the peril they were in. It must have been terrifying for them,” they said.
“They should have been able to look to the respondent for care and nurturing.
“The sentencing judge described the acts of killing the children as extremely reprehensible. Respectfully, he was right, but such words barely betray the repulsion the community feels when very young lives are taken.”
Sentence still not enough: grandfather
The children’s grandfather, Steven Egberts, said his family were struggling with the sentence and believed Peet should not be released from prison.

A man who brutally murdered his partner and her two children at Hillier, north of Adelaide, has had his non-parole period increased by six years after the Court of Criminal Appeal found his original sentence was “manifestly inadequate”.
Steven Graham Peet was originally sentenced to life in prison with a non-parole period of 30 years for murdering his girlfriend Adeline Wilson-Rigney, her six-year-old daughter Amber Rose and five-year-old son Korey Lee Mitchell in 2016.
The court had previously heard all three victims had been strangled with cable ties and Peet had also attacked his girlfriend with a crowbar and tied up both children before killing them.
The Director of Public Prosecutions appealed against the sentence, arguing it was “manifestly inadequate”.
The Court of Criminal Appeal has now granted the appeal and fixed a new non-parole period of 36 years which was backdated to May 2016 when Peet was taken into custody.
The court, comprised of the Chief Justice Chris Kourakis and Justices Sam Doyle and Martin Hinton, found that the offending was too serious to warrant a non-parole period of 30 years.
“The children would quickly have realised the peril they were in. It must have been terrifying for them,” they said.
“They should have been able to look to the respondent for care and nurturing.
“The sentencing judge described the acts of killing the children as extremely reprehensible. Respectfully, he was right, but such words barely betray the repulsion the community feels when very young lives are taken.”

The children’s grandfather, Steven Egberts, said his family were struggling with the sentence and believed Peet should not be released from prison.

“I think we were always going to feel let down. We don’t feel the sentence is appropriate. We don’t think that our justice system is in line with what public opinion is,” Mr Egberts said.
“I still find the sentence manifestly inadequate.
“I don’t think this is enough for what he did to those small children.”
He said he still had many questions about the involvement of child protection authorities and what others did or didn’t do for his grandchildren, and hoped a future coronial inquest would help provide some answers.
“We have all the hate in the world for Peet but there were people that left those children down there too and never did a thing to help them,” he said.

The court found the higher non-parole period was necessary to reflect the gravity of the crimes.
“A just sentence must accord due recognition to the human dignity of the victim of domestic violence and the legitimate interest of the general community in the denunciation and punishment of a brutal, alcohol-fuelled destruction of a woman by

“A failure on the part of the state to mete out a just punishment of violent offending may be seen as a failure by the state to vindicate the human dignity of the victim; and to impose a lesser punishment by reason of the identity of the victim is to create a group of second-class citizens, a state of affairs entirely at odds with the fundamental idea of equality before the law.
“A just sentence in the present case must accord due recognition to the human dignity of three victims.”
The judges said the loss was magnified when children were victims.
“The younger and more innocent the child the more the murderer repulses us as a community and the more grave or heinous the act of murder because of the value we place on life.
“Then there is the loss felt by the family. Here the family must deal with the loss of three of its members. That loss is similarly inestimable.

“The meaning that Ms Wilson-Rigney with all her faults and her two children brought to their family and the loss now felt deeply and enduringly, as is evident from the victim impact statements, must also be reflected in the non-parole period fixed.
“Bearing in mind the yardstick that the mandatory minimum non-parole period represents, we agree with the Director that the non-parole period imposed is manifestly inadequate.”
They said the murder of Ms Wilson-Rigney might have merited a starting point of 33 years.
The court found that “the only possible mitigatory factor is the degree of dissociation the respondent suffered” which it concluded was “not significantly mitigatory”.
The judges found an appropriate starting point of 39 years was appropriate but allowed a discount for Peet’s guilty pleas.
Peet will be eligible for parole when he is about 68 years old.

Convicted child sex offender Daniel Holdom has pleaded guilty to the brutal murders of Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson and her 2 year old daughter Khandalycl

Convicted child sex offender Daniel Holdom has pleaded guilty to the brutal murders of Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson and her 2 year old daughter Khandalyce.

In a truly horrific case Daniel Holdom has pleaded guilty to the horrendous murder of his former girlfriend 20 year old Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson and her 2 year old daughter Khandalyce.

This pathetic coward Daniel Holdom has also been found guilty of the sexual assault of an 8 year old girl at a caravan park on the central coast in 2013. This was no where near his first offence- nor his last.

In September 2008, Holdom was behind the wheel of a car when it crashed between Alice Springs and Adelaide, leaving his female passenger wheelchair-bound and her two children dead.

Holdom also has a conviction for breaching an apprehended violence order in 2001. Court records show how he stalked the terrified woman in his car, waiting outside her home.

And on another occasion, in Coffs Harbour, he followed her to a children’s day care and school, screaming at her before blocking the road so she couldn’t get away.

In 1999 Holdom assaulted a woman, he crept into her room and tried to smother her with a pillow before ­attempting to strangle her. Holdom also tried to put duct tape over her mouth to suppress her screams. The assault, for which he was convicted in 2000, is horrifyingly similar to the murder of little Khandalyce.

So we have to ask, just how much evil does one person have to commit before they are considered unfit to ever live in our society again?
Surely this guy has reached the level of ‘NEVER TO BE RELEASED’.

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In our opinion anyone who could sexually abuse an 8 year old girl is capable of literally anything, there is no moral line they haven’t already crossed… so there is literally nothing stopping them from doing it again, or worse !

So, it should come as no surprise to hear that Holdom waited until one week before he was due to face trial over the double murder, to plead guilty. The pathetic coward dragged it out as much as humanly possible, causing the family to suffer through much more grief and agony. He waited until literally the last minute before he appeared in the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, to enter an 11th hour guilty plea to the murders of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her toddler little Khandalyce Pearce.

The 42-year-old was in a short relationship with Ms Pearce-Stevenson and the pair left Alice Springs in the Northern Territory together, with Khandalyce, in late 2008. While the couple was staying at Holdom’s relative’s house in Canberra’s northern suburbs, he lured Ms Pearce-Stevenson to Belanglo State Forest in NSW’s Southern Highlands on December 14, 2008.

Court documents show Holdom stepped on the 20-year-old mother’s throat and crushed her windpipe before leaving her body in the forest. He also took photographs of her body. Those graphic images were found by a woman known to Holdom on an SD card years later. What kind of monster is this guy, murdering and then taking photos of the body of his dead girlfriend.

The skeleton remained in the forest, which gained a notorious reputation as serial killer Ivan Milat’s dumping ground, for two years before motorbike riders discovered the bones on the Red Arm Creek in August, 2010. NSW Police went to great lengths to try and identify the remains.

A facial anthropologist was brought in, Interpol records searched and images of a T-shirt found near the skeleton — with the word Angelic printed on it — were released to the media. At the same time, Ms Pearce-Stevenson’s family, who didn’t know she was dead, were leading their own search. The family had lost contact with the young mother, a keen netball player who was nicknamed Mouse as a child, and they were desperate to hear from her.

However, it would be another five years before Ms Pearce-Stevenson was identified in a remarkable DNA breakthrough. After Holdom murdered Ms Pearce-Stevenson, he returned to Canberra and traded in her maroon-coloured 1986 Holden Commodore for another car.

On December 19, 2008, he left Charnwood in Canberra with Khandalyce and claimed he was travelling to South Australia to drop her at her grandmother’s house. Instead, he drove to Narrandera, near Wagga Wagga, and checked into a motel with the blonde-haired toddler, affectionately known to family and friends as Khandles.

Holdom, who drifted in and out of jail since his 20s, bought duct tape, dish cloths and garbage bags from a supermarket on the way. According to the Crown case statement tendered in court, Holdom killed the little girl before putting her body in a suitcase. He drove towards South Australia, where he dumped the suitcase on the side of a desolate highway near Wynarka, in the rural Murray Mallee Region.

Seven years later, in July, 2015, a passing motorist found the suitcase by chance. He noticed a small jaw bone among a pile of tattered clothing and called police. It took three months of public appeals and police releasing images of the clothing found in the suitcase, before investigators finally discovered who the little girl was.

In October, 2015, someone called Crime Stoppers claiming they had a photograph of a little girl named Khandalyce with the same distinctive quilt that was found in the suitcase. South Australian Police retrieved Khandalyce’s medical records from her home town in Alice Springs and were able to match the records to a DNA profile extracted from the bones found in the suitcase.

The focus then turned to the whereabouts of Khandalyce’s mother, Karlie Pearce-Stevenson.

Pulling Ms Pearce-Stevenson’s medical records allowed investigators to match them against the DNA profile from the bones found in Belanglo State Forest years earlier. It was a sensational development linking two unsolved crimes in different states but some of the most disturbing details were yet to be uncovered.

Within days of identifying the mother and child, police had their sights on Ms Pearce-Stevenson’s former boyfriend, Holdom. He was already in Cessnock jail, serving a jail term for sexually assaulting an eight-year-old at a caravan park on the Central Coast in 2013. In a six-hour police interview canvassing 2000 questions, Holdom changed his story on several occasions, only increasing police suspicions.

Days later, Holdom contacted NSW homicide squad detectives, claiming he had examined his conscience and wanted to come clean. He told police his friend had dropped the mother and daughter at a bus stop in 2008 and he never saw them again.

In a second interview, Holdom offered to go “Crown witness.” Unbeknown to him, the evidence was mounting against him. So this child sexual abusing, woman and child murdering scumbag, is also a lying rat.

Police already had mobile phone records putting him in the Belanglo State Forest area around the time Ms Pearce-Stevenson was killed. It was later uncovered that more than $70,000 had been siphoned from Ms Pearce-Stevenson’s bank account after she was murdered.

Her Centrelink payments were stolen and a woman in a wheelchair pretending to be Ms Pearce-Stevenson turned up to a credit union in Adelaide’s northern suburbs in 2010 with her identity documents.

Ms Pearce-Stevenson’s mobile phone was also used in the years after her death to contact her family in messages and phone calls that provided a false sense of security that she was safe and well. Her mother Colleen Povey, who died from breast cancer in 2012, filed a missing persons report with NT Police in 2009.

But the case was closed five days later after someone purporting to be Ms Pearce-Stevenson called her mother and said she was fine. The decision to close the missing person investigation was a mistake because Ms Pearce-Stevenson had not been physically sighted, the court has previously heard. As a result the fraud, fake phone calls and cover-up of the murders continued for years.

Holdom was eventually charged with two counts of murder in 2015.

This monster must never be released from prison, he has proven again and again, that he cannot be trusted around children…. or anyone else for that matter !

Rest in Peace Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and little Angel Khandalyce. We will fight to keep your killer behind bars for a very long time and your names will be added to the list of reasons why we will never stop fighting to protect our children !

Fly high angels.

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A large percentage of this post was cut and pasted from Adelaidenow.com.au to preserve the integrity of the facts.