As usual, with a little digging, we find out that all this was utter baloney.
Now the mother of the children has finally broken her silence, and we find out that the killer was physically and sexually abusive to her all through their marriage. He threatened to kill her if she took custody of the children. And then in true abuser fashion cut off all contact with the children once she left him (mom had to hear about their lives in secret through her former sister-in-law).
The fathers rights people are always telling us that if daddies have joint custody, they'll be satisfied, and all the murders and violence will end. When joint custody made no difference, it was insinuated that if daddies had full custody, then the violence would lessened. Well this daddy had close to full control, the more-or-less elimination of Mom, but it still wasn't the TOTAL control that murdering the children allowed him. So that's what he did. With the permission of the police, his family, and Australian and New Zealand authorities in general.When will people learn that you can't negotiate with father terrorists. It is impossible to meet their demands, because their demands can never be satisfied. A control freak abuser never gets the total control he craves except through bloodshed, the control of life and death itself.
Note that even with the father's death, the media still won't reveal what "family-related offense" this triple murderer was recently charged with. Figures.
Police spoke to man before murder-suicide
6:00 PM Sunday Apr 18, 2010 Facebook
Three days before he killed himself and his three New Zealand children in Australia, Rajesh "Eddie" Osborne was interviewed by police.
He was charged with a family-related offence and was told to face court in July.
Osborne was being prosecuted by police from the Broadmeadows criminal investigation unit in Melbourne.
His criminal past has emerged as his first wife Shianne Singh - the mother of the dead children - revealed how she was also a victim of domestic and sexual violence at Osborne's hands.
The grieving mother told the Herald Sun that once the investigation was over, "the detectives will have a fair idea of what sort of person he is".
Public court listings show Osborne was due to face court in July and Victoria Police confirmed he had been interviewed recently by officers.
"That male was interviewed on the seventh of April at Broadmeadows police station," a police spokeswoman said.
Police believe Osborne used a shotgun to kill his three children, Asia, 12, Jarius, 10, and Grace, 7. then himself, in his Roxburgh Park home between 10.30am and 1.15pm on April 10.
The mourning mother said she was bewildered that neither Osborne's mother nor any authorities had stepped in to save her children despite warning signs.
"He had tried to commit suicide with an overdose of tablets (six months ago). Weren't they concerned about the welfare of the three children if the father was doing that?" she said.
Osborne lived in Hamilton and Dunedin with Shianne Singh, from 1999 to 2004, before returning to work in Melbourne in 2004.
Ms Singh said she had fled the relationship with Osborne, believing it was in her children's best interests.
She said the dead man had threatened to kill her if she took custody of their children after they split.
"He was very violent," she said.
"Every time we argued and fought my eldest daughter, Asia, would group the other two siblings together and she would hide in the room and cry.
"He was always cheating on me. He had a number of girlfriends.
"He's also got another child to another woman in New Zealand."
Ms Singh had watched her children grow from a distance, secretly communicating every day with her ex-husband's sister about their progress.