Ex­pec­tant mum killed


Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Ali­son Bald­ing and Mark Morri

A WOMAN, stabbed to death in her Mt Druitt home, was seven months preg­nant.

Po­lice were called to a house on Ch­ester St early yesterday morn­ing, where Kir­ralee Paepaerei, 37, was found dead with mul­ti­ple stab wounds.

Of­fi­cers said she was found by her 15-year-old son and a friend who came home and found her in an up­stairs bed­room.

The mother-of-four had mul­ti­ple wounds to her face and chest.

Paramedics were called to the scene but Ms Paepaerei and her un­born child could not be saved.

Mt Druitt crime man­ager De­tec­tive In­spec­tor David God­dard said the son was ex- tremely dis­traught and ob­vi­ously trau­ma­tised by the shock­ing events.

“I can’t de­scribe how he was – he was very dis­traught,” Insp God­dard said.

“He had been out ear­lier in the evening and then came home and that’s when he found his mother.

“He had a mate with him at the time.”

Ms Paepaerei’s 38-yearold part­ner turned him­self in to po­lice a short time later and was un­der guard at Ne­pean Hos­pi­tal with non life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

“The male we be­lieve did drive from the premises to the po­lice sta­tion and walked in and pre­sented him­self to the counter,” Insp God­dard said.

The man was re­leased from hos­pi­tal yesterday af­ter­noon and taken to to Mt Druitt po­lice sta­tion where he was in­ter­viewed by de­tec­tives,” a NSW Po­lice spokesman said.

It was ex­pected the man will be charged.

At a press con­fer­ence yesterday, Insp God­dard said he could not com­ment on if a pos­si­ble mur­der weapon had been found, ex­cept to say “it’s too soon to com­ment, the scene is be­ing ex­am­ined as we speak”.

Ch­ester St was closed yesterday as foren­sics of­fi­cers es­tab­lished a crime scene at the home.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion who has not yet spo­ken to po­lice is urged to call Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000. Call­ers can re­main anony­mous.

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