On 19th July 2016, our father shot and killed our mother, Claire, and 19-year-old sister, Charlotte, in a car park swimming pool in broad daylight. He then committed suicide.
We had broken Mum and Charlotte out of the family home only five days previously, and moved them to safety five miles from the family home.
Despite our father’s controlling nature, we had never considered our lives to be in danger. We had never considered that we were victims of domestic abuse as our father was never physically violent.
In every media report, there was speculation that the prospect of divorce ‘drove’ our father to murder Mum and Charlotte – that our actions were responsible for his choices.