Daniel Holdom was involved in a car crash that killed his girlfriend’s two children and left her wheelchair-bound just three months before he allegedly murdered Karlie Pearce-Stevenson at NSW’s notorious Belanglo Forest.
The Daily Telegraph reports that he was behind the wheel when the car rolled in northern South Australia on September 15, 2008.
The devastating crash on the Stuart Highway paralysed his girlfriend, killed her nine and six-year-old children and injured three other passengers – a woman, man and two-year-old child.
It’s believed Mr Holdom’s girlfriend is assisting police who are investigating the double murder of Ms Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter, Khandalyce.
Mr Holdom appeared briefly at Maitland Court today and was remanded in custody until November 12.
Police believe two-year-old Khandalyce was murdered a short time after her mother’s death.
Mamamia previously wrote:
It’s the case that has been gripping the nation.
There has been a major development in the murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and her daughter Khandalyce with a man, arrested yesterday, charged overnight with the murder of 20-year old Karlie Pearce-Stevenson.
Police have charged a 41-year old man, who was arrested in Cessnock in NSW with her murder.
The man, named by News Limited as Daniel Holdom has not been charged with the murder of her daughter, Khandalyce whose body was found in a suitcase on the side of a highway in South Australia.
— SA Police News (@SAPoliceNews) October 28, 2015