Expectant mum killed
PARTNER FRONTS AT POLICE STATION IN WAKE OF STABBING
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.