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Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide according to grieving father

Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide according to grieving fatherThe grieving father of four children who were killed in a family mass murder and suicide case that rocked Australia said on Sunday their grandfather was to blame for what he called a planned shooting. Aaron Cockman's children – three boys and a girl aged eight to 13 – were among the seven people found dead by police on a rural property in the small town of Osmington near the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The bodies of their mother Katrina Miles, 35, and grandparents Peter and Cynda Miles were also found at the property. Cockman, who told reporters in Margaret River he was estranged from Katrina, said "Peter didn't snap". "I think he's thought this through. I think he's been thinking this through for a long time," Cockman added in his first public comments since the shootings. Katrina Miles with her four children Credit:  Facebook Police have yet to confirm which family member was the shooter but said they were not searching for any suspects. Three firearms licensed to Peter Miles were found by investigators. Cockman said that after feeling "so much anger" during legal struggles over custody of his children, such feelings had vanished. "I don't feel angry. I feel tremendous sadness for my kids. Angry will destroy you. I'm tremendously sad but I'll get through this." Investigators have not revealed the motive behind the shootings, with Cockman only saying he previously enjoyed a close relationship with Katrina's parents. "He (Peter) was like my best friend and I still love who he was, but his mental attitude… there are some people you just don't get on the wrong side of… and that's Peter and Cynda," Cockman added. Mass shootings are rare in Australia, which has strict gun laws introduced after 35 people were killed in 1996 at Port Arthur in Tasmania. The Osmington deaths are the worst mass shooting since then. Western Australia state Premier Mark McGowan, who travelled to Margaret River on Sunday, said he did not think gun laws could be further tightened but he would await recommendations from a coronial inquiry into the shootings.



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Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide: father

Grandfather planned Australia family murder-suicide: fatherThe grieving father of four children who were killed in a family mass murder and suicide case that rocked Australia said Sunday their grandfather was to blame for what he called a planned shooting. Aaron Cockman’s children — three boys and a girl aged eight to 13 — were among the seven people found dead by police on a rural property in the small town of Osmington near the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia. The bodies of their mother Katrina Miles, 35, and grandparents Peter and Cynda Miles were also found at the property.



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Grandfather Sticks Out His Leg to Trip Armed Robber, Ending Police Pursuit

Grandfather Sticks Out His Leg to Trip Armed Robber, Ending Police PursuitThe incident was caught on police bodycam footage.



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Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and Lenin

Putin says grandfather cooked for Stalin and LeninIn the two-hour documentary, called Putin, the president said Spiridon Putin was a valued member of Stalin’s staff. The wartime Soviet leader, who died in 1953, conducted extensive purges during his around three decades in power. “(He) was a cook at Lenin’s and later at Stalin’s, at one of the dachas in the Moscow area,” Putin said in the film seen by Reuters.



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Man Surprises Grandfather With Restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air For His 81st Birthday

Man Surprises Grandfather With Restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air For His 81st BirthdayCam Dedman revealed the car to Fred Lamar after a year of restoring it on his own.



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Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $20 bill in Target for most tragic reason

Grandfather hands stranger's toddler $  20 bill in Target for most tragic reasonA mother shopping with her young son in Target was caught off guard when an elderly man gave the toddler a $ 20 bill — but when he explained himself, she was reduced to tears.



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4-Year-Old And Her Grandfather Drown After He Jumps Into Pool to Save Her

4-Year-Old And Her Grandfather Drown After He Jumps Into Pool to Save HerThey both could not swim.



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Brothers, 5 and 2, crash mom's car on way to see grandfather

Brothers, 5 and 2, crash mom's car on way to see grandfatherRED HOUSE, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old who wanted to visit their grandfather took their mother's car for a 3-mile (5 kilometers) ride on a curvy, winding road before crashing it and escaping unharmed.



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