The family of a mother and daughter killed in a flurry of violent incidents has raised more than A$37,000 in the wake of the senseless tragedies.
Steven Robertson, from Scotland, left behind a disturbing and jealous rant on social media before killing his estranged wife and step-daughter on Thursday (local time).
Nurse Emma Robertson Coupland, 39, was fatally injured in the car park of University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock following a knife attack, police said.
Twenty minutes later, Nicole Anderson, 24, was stabbed on the street while working as a food delivery driver and rushed to hospital where she later died.
Following the two attacks, Robertson, 40, died after he crashed his car into a tree just a few kilometres away. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Nicole’s sister-in-law Alana said everyone is “devastated and heartbroken” over the deaths of the two women and set up a fundraiser to help cover funeral costs.
In her post on the page Alana wrote: “As you will all have read in the papers and the news we tragically lost Emma and Nicole over the weekend leaving three young girls without a mum and sister.
“Everyone is absolutely devastated and heartbroken over their deaths they were the most funny loving bubbly people I have ever known and never had a day where they weren’t smiling.”
Dad’s haunting social media rant
According to the Metro tabloid, Robertson left a haunting Facebook post before leaving his trail of death and destruction.
“Well well well, I never thought you would turn the kids away from me. I’ll no need a phone anymore.
“I never in my life after 20 years together thought you would do this,” he wrote on the since deleted page.
“You keep saying what you won’t because I don’t care anymore, the right people know the truth, that’s all that matters to me.”
In a subsequent video, he ranted against his ex, with whom he shared three kids, the Scottish Sun reported.
“Some mess man. Is this my life? No, this is not my life,” he said in the unhinged clip.
“F*** off man. I hate ye, I don’t want anything to do with you.”
Chief Superintendent Faroque Hussain said on Friday: “We are working to confirm the full circumstances of what has happened ... Understandably, people will be shocked by what has happened.
“We are still in the process of establishing the full circumstances, however I would like to reassure people that there is no wider threat to the community.”
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