Trigger warning: This post deals with family violence and may be triggering for some readers.
Another incident of domestic violence. Another woman dead at the hands of her husband, 58-year old Haydar Haydar who has been charged with murder.
Last night, police scrambled to save the life of 45-year-old Salwa Haydar, at a residential address in Bexley, South Sydney.
The mother of four should’ve been spending an evening at home with her children. Instead, she suffered fatal stab wounds and was declared dead at the scene by police who were alerted to the incident just minutes earlier.
The couple’s 18-year-old daughter was discovered close by with severe injuries to her hands and was taken to St George Hospital for treatment.
Read the full story here: Man charged over stabbing death of his wife in Sydney.
It is not the first time the family has been struck by tragedy, Ms Haydar’s mother was killed in 2006 as she tried to escape her village in Lebanon.
ABC News reports that Ms Haydar’s mother’s car was hit by an Israeli shell — her daughter heard the news in Sydney via Al Jazeera television.
“And they said one of the people that killed was my Mum, and they said her name and I just went in shock,” she told ABC’s Lateline program at the time.
She has lived in Australia for nearly 30 years.
Police described the incident as a “violent attack” with “multiple injuries”.
“As you can imagine with the knife wound, it’s disturbing,” Superintendent Donahue said.