INQUEST HEARS CHILD MURDERER'S TIMELINE
2000 - John Edwards connects with teenager Olga online. By the time he travels to Russia to meet her, a three-year AVO has just been put in place to protect one of his former partners and several other former partners have made allegations of abuse.
2001 - Olga, then 19, moves to Australia to marry Edwards. She soon has two children to Edwards: Jack (b. 2002) and Jennifer (b.2004)
2010 - NSW Firearms Registry rejects Edwards' gun licence application after he falsely declares he hasn't been the subject of an AVO in the preceding decade.
2014 to 2016 - After years of controlling behaviour against Olga, Edwards begins turning attention to Jack. Olga later reports multiple occasions of Edwards physically hitting the boy
March 2016 - Marriage completely breaks down and Family Court proceedings begin. Edwards tells Hornsby police Olga may make "false allegations" against him.
December 2016 - Edwards applies for a gun training permit with Ku-ring-gai Pistol Club.
February 2017 - Edwards attends Olga's 6am yoga class. Yoga studio learns he's been to the premises about 15 times.
June 2017 - Edwards granted rifle licence. Pistol licence granted soon after.
August 2017 - He purchases two rifles. By October, the financial planner gets a third.
March 2018 - Edwards purchases M586 .357 Magnum Smith & Wesson revolver. Four weeks later, he also buys a Glock 17A 9mm semiautomatic pistol.
July 2, 2018 - The 67-year-old hires a car from Avis Car Rentals in Hornsby.
July 4, 2018 - Edwards collects his pistols from St Marys Pistol Club, closing the door to his gun locker so hard it jammed and needed repairs.
July 5, 2018 - He drives hire car to Pennant Hills train station, follows his daughter home and shoots his children dead. Takes his own life shortly afterwards.
December 2018 - Olga takes her own life
Source: Edwards family coronial inquest
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