Queensland nurse stabbed to death in front of her children.
Nurse and mother-of-three Karen Gilliland died on Tuesday night, after being stabbed multiple times, inside her Rockhampton home in front of two of her children.
Neighbours heard screams coming from the house around 7pm, as two little girls came running outside for help.
She was rushed to hospital but died of her wounds.
"It's a horrific scene for all included, especially those children to see that happen to their mum," Detective Acting Inspector Luke Peachey told reporters yesterday.
"We've been police officers for a number of years, and this is one of the worst things we've seen."
Karen's estranged husband was found in nearby bushland by police with what they allege to be self-inflicted wounds. He's currently under police guard in hospital.
He worked at the same hospital as the 42-year-old, in administration.
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103rd COVID-19 death in Australia, as military assist Victoria and NSW shuts a school.
The military will head to Victoria to assist in combating the state's soaring coronavirus cases, as it recorded the first Australian death in a month.
The death of the Victorian man, aged in his 80s, brings the national tally to 103.
Victoria recorded another 20 new cases yesterday, bringing the number of community transmissions to 241 and more than doubling its active cases in the past week to 141.