The family of Gold Coast mother of four Teresa Bradford has spoken of their heartbreak after she was murdered by her estranged husband earlier this week.
Teresa’s brother Darren O’Brien spoke at a press conference alongside his wife Narelle and his brother Ben, telling the public Teresa was “loved by a lot of people”.
“She didn’t deserve this,” he said, 7 News reports.
The bodies of 40-year-old Teresa and her estranged husband David Bradford, 52, were found inside their Pimpama home. Police believe David broke into the property before stabbing Teresa to death and taking his own life.
He had been charged in November last year with assaulting and choking his wife, but was released on bail in early January.
Detectives found rope and gaffer tape under a bed while investigating the deaths, 7 News reports, indicating the torment Teresa was suffering behind closed doors.
Another discovery was of a photo taken in November after she was beaten her so viciously that she lost control of her bodily functions.