It was 10pm on a Wednesday night, in December 2014, when Wendy Robinson woke to the doorbell ringing incessantly.
She thought she was dreaming at first, but when it didn’t stop she stirred awake and noticed a cop car outside the window.
“Please don’t tell me it’s my children,” she asked the officer after racing to the front door. “No it’s Ian and Marg,” she was told.
She knew immediately who was responsible.
“What’s Scott done?” she asked, and the reply confirmed her worst fears: “he’s shot them.”
“It was the weirdest feeling, it was like the room closed in around me. I remember it going all blurry,” Wendy told Mamamia.
Her brother, seven years her junior, had shot and killed their parents, Ian and Margaret Settree, inside their family home in Cobar, NSW.
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Since the age of 15, Scott Settree had seemingly hated his family.
But Wendy remembers a wonderful life, with “amazing holidays”.