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Pimpama deaths: Estranged husband who fatally stabbed wife in Gold Coast house out on bail.

A man who took his own life after stabbing his estranged wife to death on the Gold Coast was on bail over an earlier domestic violence charge, it has been revealed.

The bodies of David Bradford, 52, and Teresa Bradford, 40, were found inside a Pimpama home after 6:30am, where children were also present.

Police believe Bradford, who was not living at the Pimpama home, broke into the property, stabbed Ms Bradford to death and then took his own life.

He had been charged last November over an alleged assault on his estranged wife but was granted bail earlier this month.

Ms Bradford’s friend Karina Mason said the November incident was serious.

“She did fight very hard for her life that day, and she did talk him down and she was able to call for an ambulance,” she said.

Detective Inspector Mark Thompson said police did not believe anyone else was involved.

Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has ordered a briefing on the decision to release Bradford on bail.

Police were called to the Matas Drive home at 6:30am. Image: Supplied.
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'I feel for the children that have been left behind'

Neighbour Storm Bacon said she was shocked by this morning's discovery.

"It is a little scary — not something you want to drive down the road from you after you wake up and know that two people have died in a house," she said.

Another neighbour, Susan Helyard, said her thoughts were with the children.

"It is a damn shame for something to happen like that. Two lives — it is very disturbing," she said.

"I feel for the children that have been left behind."

A crime scene has been established and police are continuing their investigation.

Family violence support services:

1800 Respect national helpline 1800 737 732
Women's Crisis Line 1800 811 811
Men's Referral Service 1300 766 491
Lifeline (24 hour crisis line) 131 114
Relationships Australia 1300 364 277

This post originally appeared on ABC News.


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