This post deals with the tragic deaths of a family including children, as well as an apparent suicide, and may be distressing for readers.
Kim Hunt’s sister, Jenny Geppert, has told The Daily Telegraph she does not blame Geoff for murdering his family.
“All I feel is sadness and the terrible loss of a most amazing family,” she said.
“I still love Geoff as much as I ever have and I always will.”
Geppert does not believe the murder was premeditated, saying it was a consequence of her sister’s brain injury and the toll it took on the Hunt family.
“A brain injury robs a person of empathy and love. Unless you live with someone who’s gone through this you can’t understand – it dulls their emotions,” Mrs Geppert said.
“I can only imagine that Geoff decided it was all too hard, that there was just too much to deal with.”
Mamamia previously reported:
The sister of Kim Hunt, Jenny Geppert, has spoken out about the tragedy that hit the Lockhart family this week.
The statement said:
“In regards to the recent tragedy within our family.
All that can be felt is an indescribable numbness and all encompassing, heart wrenching sadness with losing my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and nieces.
My most beautiful, spirited sister, Kim, whom I idolized and adored; my dear brother in law, Geoff, who was incredibly generous and kind-hearted; my beautiful nephew and nieces Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe, who I cherished and thought of as my own children.
All are loved dearly. The void that is left in our lives is immeasurable. They are profoundly missed.
We have had overwhelming support from family and friends as well as the local community and beyond. I cannot express enough appreciation for this kindness. Thank You.
Please give a hug to those you love and count your blessings that they are with you.”
Previously, Mamamia wrote:
In July 2012 The Eastern Riverina Chronicle wrote of the determination of a woman’s battle to overcome a horrendous car accident.
Kim Hunt’s car had flipped with her four-year-old daughter inside, leaving the woman in a critical condition.
The paper wrote her “husband Geoff has not left his wife’s side while her condition slowly improves in hospital.”
“She’s been showing signs of waking over the last two days and she’s (Kim) been making progress,” he said. “She’s a great mum and a very caring person. There has been a lot of her family around her here.”
Two years later, Kim Hunt’s face is on the front pages again.
But this time, it’s because she is dead — allegedly shot alongside her three children.