Trigger warning: This post contains details of domestic violence and may be distressing for some readers.
A man who murdered his former partner while she was holding their one-week-old baby girl has pleaded guilty to murder.
The Canberra man was arrested under restraint at Costigan’s Calwell home in Canberra in February of last year. According to court documents, the mother-of-three was holding the couple’s one-week-old baby girl, Ayla, at the time of her attack.
A two-day hearing will be held later this year, where it is expected Rappel will dispute some of the case’s facts.