Today host Aly Langdon teary during interview with Hannah Clarke’s parents – What We Know!

Hannah Clarke

As we speak host Aly Langdon teared up throughout an emotional interview with Hannah Clarke’s mother and father as they mentioned the purple flags in her abusive relationship.

Hannah Clarke and her three kids Aaliyah, six, Laianah, 4, and Trey, three, had been murdered by her abusive ex-husband Rowan Baxter, 42, on February 19, 2020.

Ms Clarke was on a college run in Camp Hill, south Brisbane, when Baxter jumped into her automotive, doused the household in petrol, and set the automobile alight.

Hannah Clarke’s mom, Sue (proper), and father Lloyd (left), retold the heartbreaking second their daughter mentioned she would create a will as a result of she knew her ex-husband would kill her

Baxter died on the scene from self-inflicted knife wounds and burns to 80 per cent of his physique.

Ms Clarke escaped the automotive and was desperately making an attempt to get assist to avoid wasting her kids – all whereas nonetheless on fireplace and struggling horrific burns.

‘My infants are within the automotive… why didn’t I simply keep within the automotive with them?,’ she mentioned.

‘I didn’t save my children, I couldn’t save my children.’

She died in hospital later that day with burns to 97 per cent of her physique. 

Simply two weeks earlier Baxter tried to interrupt one in every of Ms Clarke’s wrists. 

Today host Aly Langdon was teary in emotional interview with Ms Clarke's parents set to air tomorrow morning

As we speak host Aly Langdon was teary in emotional interview with Ms Clarke’s mother and father set to air tomorrow morning

Ms Clarke’s mother and father informed Langdon of the heartbreaking second their daughter knew she was going to die.

‘She got here to me the week earlier than she killed them asking me if she ought to get a will,’ Ms Clarke’s mom Sue Clarke mentioned.

‘I mentioned ‘why?’ and she or he mentioned ‘effectively, what occurs Mum when he kills me? He’ll be in jail and I’ll be useless. What occurs to the kids?’ she mentioned ‘I need you and Dad to have them’.’

A teary Langdon then mentioned ‘nobody ought to need to dwell like that’.

The interview with Ms Clarke’s mother and father will air on the As we speak present on Thursday.

The inquest into the homicide of Hannah Clarke and her household got here to an in depth on March 31 after listening to what number of instances Ms Clarke pleaded for assist.

Rowan Baxter, 42, died from self-inflicted knife wounds after setting his children and ex-wife alight in February 2020

Rowan Baxter, 42, died from self-inflicted knife wounds after setting his kids and ex-wife alight in February 2020

Ms Clarke made contact with each police and a home violence help service however was deemed she wasn’t in ‘rapid danger’.

In November she informed a Brisbane DV help employee that Baxter strangled her throughout intercourse simply three months earlier than her demise, however the employee didn’t move the vital data on to police.

On Ms Clarke’s danger evaluation the employee wrote that Baxter ‘put his arms round Hannah’s neck throughout intercourse with out her consent and wouldn’t take away them’ as a result of she believed it was vital data for different folks engaged on the case.

Nonetheless, the employee mentioned she didn’t move on the knowledge as a result of she thought Ms Clarke would have shared the knowledge herself.

‘So sadly, this type of data wouldn’t be one thing I’d normally share with police,’ she mentioned.

‘I knew Hannah had been in common contact with police. I feel this data would have been data I assumed that the police would know as effectively.’

Nonetheless the inquest heard Ms Clarke had not knowledgeable police she was choked and that it was a missed signal she was at excessive danger.  

Hannah Clarke had escaped the burning family car and laid on the grass begging people to save her three children

Hannah Clarke had escaped the burning household automotive and laid on the grass begging folks to avoid wasting her three kids

‘Once more I feel it actually depends upon the scenario and I’m simply making an assumption right here… generally in these type of conditions the place it’s sexual and there hasn’t been any stress used, they won’t contemplate that strangulation,’ the employee mentioned.

The employee mentioned police and home violence companies weren’t linked in the way in which they need to be to guard at-risk companions.

‘Sadly DV companies and police aren’t all the time as linked in as we’d need them to be,’ the help employee mentioned. 

‘Typically I’ve had police which have been in a position to reply very well and go above and past.

‘However different instances I’ve had experiences the place I’ve needed to advocate and sadly a breach hasn’t been taken significantly.

‘I’ve had experiences the place it hasn’t been so nice.’

Hannah Clarke had reached out to police and domestic violence services in the months prior to her deaths after becoming fearful of her ex-husband Rowan Baxter

Hannah Clarke had reached out to police and home violence companies within the months previous to her deaths after changing into terrified of her ex-husband Rowan Baxter

The Brisbane employee mentioned it took a complete of six weeks for the help service to course of Ms Clarke’s danger evaluation as a result of their system was overwhelmed by victims needing assist.

‘So in that scenario I consider I had accomplished the danger and security evaluation (RASA) with Hannah and it was pending allocation to a case supervisor,’ she mentioned.

‘Hannah had reached out with some issues with the respondent utilizing know-how abuse and I used to be in a position to present that little bit of case administration earlier than she was allotted her precise case supervisor.

‘We get a spread of high-risk conditions, we would get a name the place somebody has been strangled that day and the RASA must be accomplished so sadly I feel it was a scenario the place we didn’t have the manpower to finish it in that week once I initially needed to finish it.’ 

The employee additionally revealed she had acquired minimal coaching when taking up the function from the final employee and acquired no coaching on learn how to share data with police or indicators that point out a deadly relationship.

A second DV help employee mentioned she had assessed Ms Clarke as not being at ‘imminent danger’ regardless of Baxter’s abduction of four-year-old Laianah on Boxing Day. 

‘So my function on this explicit occasion was to comply with up with Hannah to see if she required any wrap round help, ongoing help … no matter that is perhaps,’ the employee mentioned.

‘She did point out that she wish to have help or be linked in with, I suppose, a household regulation lawyer and counselling.

‘Simply the truth that her estranged husband had taken, kidnapped, the center baby, which alerted us. I imply, that’s an enormous purple flag.

‘It’s not regular behaviour … it’s simply, who does that?’ 

She mentioned the explanation she assessed Ms Clarke as low-risk was as a result of she was working with police.

‘If we assessed an aggrieved was at imminent danger in our absence if we had been on annual go away we’d hand it over to a different case employee,’ she mentioned.

Hannah Clarke had been assessed as not at 'imminent risk' by domestic violence support workers despite several physical incidents with her ex-husband and the abduction of her four-year-old daughter

Hannah Clarke had been assessed as not at ‘imminent danger’ by home violence help employees regardless of a number of bodily incidents together with her ex-husband and the kidnapping of her four-year-old daughter

‘I didn’t consider Hannah was at imminent danger as a result of the police had been concerned, we had been concerned. I do know she had left her estranged husband. I didn’t realise she was residing together with her mother and father however I did know her mother and father had been there as a social help. 

‘There was nothing obvious for me that I might assess her as being at imminent danger.’

A 3rd DV help revealed Ms Clarke was stuffed with hope simply days earlier than her demise, lastly feeling constructive about her terrible scenario.

The employee mentioned she had talked to Ms Clarke over the telephone on January 29 and so they met on February 4, previous to her demise on February 19.

‘I can recall that she was upbeat, she was wanting ahead to type of transferring on together with her life,’ she mentioned.

‘She was very ahead targeted.’ 

The inquest additionally heard a psychologist had written a ‘glowing’ overview of Baxter’s psychological well being simply weeks earlier than he murdered his household.

Psychologist Vivian Jarrett had seen Baxter for six session and agreed he was a excessive danger to others, regardless of writing a reference and police assertion that Baxter was ‘levelled headed’ and ‘low danger’.

Psychologist Vivian Jarrett had seen Baxter for six session and agreed at the inquest he was a high risk to others, despite writing a reference and police statement that Baxter was 'levelled headed' and 'low risk' the same month he abducted his daughter

Psychologist Vivian Jarrett had seen Baxter for six session and agreed on the inquest he was a excessive danger to others, regardless of writing a reference and police assertion that Baxter was ‘levelled headed’ and ‘low danger’ the identical month he kidnapped his daughter

Ms Jarrett held the six classes with Baxter in December 2019, the identical month he kidnapped little Laianah. 

She claimed she knew Baxter was deliberately deceptive her throughout their classes so as to get a constructive overview, however made no notes of her issues.

Ms Jarrett was reprimanded for altering her notes the day Baxter murdered the household and withholding paperwork from police with a search warrant. 

Psychologist Vivian Jarrett wrote a 'glowing review' of Rowan Baxter's mental health just weeks before he murdered his children and ex-wife

Psychologist Vivian Jarrett wrote a ‘glowing overview’ of Rowan Baxter’s psychological well being simply weeks earlier than he murdered his kids and ex-wife

In her letter concerning Baxter she wrote: ‘Mr Baxter has been pressured over his spouse leaving him immediately however has been coping remarkably effectively given the scenario.

‘He has been very open and honest in our classes. I’ve no regards regarding his psychological well being.

‘Contact together with his kids could be supreme and after reviewing his parenting methods, all appears to ensure that him to regain contact.’ 

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