Father of four aautistic children killed in a suspected murder-suicide on May 11, accuses their granddad of planning the mass shooting
Aaron Cockman says former father-in-law, 61-year-old Peter Miles ‘planned the mass-shooting of my four children’
Taye, 13, Ryland, 12, Ayre, 10 and Kadyn Cockman, 8, were found shot at the property owned by their grandparents Cynda and Peter Miles
Cockman, a local carpenter and builder, said: ‘Peter didn’t snap. He’s thought this through. I think he’s been thinking this through for a long time,’ cockman said
Cockman’s ex-wife and mother of the kids Katrina Miles Cockman, 35, was also found dead along with her parents
Police found all seven family members dead with the Miles family in Osmington, near the town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest, on Friday
Aaron Cockman father of the four children found with gunshot wounds at the property, owned by Cynda Miles and her farmer husband Peter, in Osmington, near the town of Margaret River in Australia’s southwest.
Aaron Cockman, the father of four children killed by their grandfather near Margaret River in WA’s south last 11 May, addresses the media, in Margaret River, Western Australia The devastated father of four autistic children killed in a suspected murder-suicide on Friday accused their granddad of planning the mass shooting.
Aaron Cockman spoke for the first time today after the bodies of his young children and estranged wife were found at a remote farmouse in Osmington, Western Australia.
Grandfather Peter Miles, allegedly, of shooting of his wife, their daughter and four grandchildren [photo], before turning the gun on himself
Family dead in Australia’s worst mass shooting in two decades Police find seven people dead with gunshot wounds at a property near the town of Margaret River in[…]
The four children and their mother [photo], were found dead on Friday morning and the children’s father, Aaron Cockman, believes the grandfather may have been behind the shooting
Cockman, a local carpenter and builder, said: ‘Peter didn’t snap. He’s thought this through. I think he’s been thinking this through for a long time.
‘All these kids died peacefully in their beds. The (police officer) that went through, he said they looked all peaceful.
‘How the hell Peter did that I still can’t figure out, but if someone did it … he did a good job, he did a really good job.’
‘Their granddad did it’ – Aaron Cockman tells the media, his children’s grandfather planned and executed the mass murders of his family
Mr Cockman had been involved in an acrimonious split with Katrina, which led her and the children to move in with her parents.
He said he had been full of anger after Peter and Cynda Miles cut him off from seeing his children but that had ‘now completely gone’.
Peter Miles [second, left in suit and blue tie], authorities suspect, shot dead his wife, Cynda, [third, back right], his daughter Katrina Miles [left in red dress], and her four autistic children aged from 8 to 13 [front row], before shooting himself
Police forensics investigate the Miles family alleged, murder-suicide in which seven of the same family died in SW Australia
‘I don’t feel angry,’ he said. ‘I feel tremendous sadness for my kids.
‘I’m tremendously sad but I’ll get through this.’
Cockman said police had told him the children had died peacefully, with Kadyn in his mother’s bed.
Police seized three firearms from the scene on Friday, all ‘longarm’ weapons licensed to Peter Miles. – Longarm weapons are shot from the shoulder, such as rifles or shotguns and are common on farms.
Police are still investigating the circumstances leading up to the worst mass shooting in Australia since the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996.