Queensland

‘He cracked a rib and he choked me’


Jarrod Sierocki

A man who killed his wife on the Gold Coast had been bailed a fortnight ago for an earlier assault on her.

Rosie Batty broke down while on radio. Picture: Greg Higgs

ROSIE Batty has broken down in tears on Brisbane radio this morning while responding to the murder of Gold Coast mum Teresa Bradford, who was killed by her estranged husband while on bail.

Speaking on 97.3’s breakfast show this morning, the 2015 Australian of the Year said through tears “the system just continues to fail women in domestic violence situations”.

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“I thought I was immune to it because I’ve heard so many tragic things happen since Luke’s (her son’s) death. But this has hit me because it just keeps happening.

“We need to intervene to stop the escalating behaviour. It is up to the general public to realise this is an epidemic … that will take decades of attitudinal change.”

Batty said in this case the …

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