In 2009, in the midst of a custody battle with his estranged wife, scumbag father drives over the Westgate Bridge in Melbourne, and tosses his four year old daughter off the bridge, on what would have been her first day of school.
Darcey’s two brothers were also in the vehicle, and no attempt was made to toss them over the bridge. Prior to driving over the bridge and murdering his daughter, scumbag Arthur Freeman had phoned his wife with “say goodbye to your children”. Freeman has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to murdering his daughter, the trial is continuing at the moment.
Some of the testimony of Peta Barnes, the children’s mother, can be read here.
An account from the oldest of the three children, then aged six, can be read here. The younger brother was two at the time.
A psychiatrist testifying for the defence is claiming that Freeman ‘was suffering from a major depressive disorder and possible psychosis’ when he threw his daughter off the bridge.
Strange how this psychosis only took itself out on the daughter, and neither of the sons, particularly as Freeman showed a degree of premeditation that he was going to harm the children.
More and more we see fathers punish their former wives by killing the children, these dudes know that is worse then killing the wives themselves, and that the wives must live every day with the loss of their children.
I am fairly certain that this dude will be found guilty, everyone on the Melbourne jury would already have known about this incident and been shocked by it. Hopefully he won’t be sentenced to a psychiatric hospital but to regular prison. Maybe some good old ‘inside justice’ will be carried out.