Teresa Bradford’s family call for tougher laws for domestic abusers

The mother-of-four was killed by her ex-husband while he was on bail.

The family of murder victim Teresa Bradford has called for tougher bail laws on domestic violence offenders following her death.

 Her brother, Darren O’Brien, spoke to 7News about how heartbroken the family are about Teresa’s death, and how they will be fighting for a crack down on lenient bail laws.

 ‘Teresa was loved by a lot of people and didn’t deserve this,’ Mr O’Brien said.

‘In honour of my sister, we will fight to get this no-bail, or some sort of ankle bracelet to stop (domestic violence offenders) going near victims.’

The mother-of-four was killed by her estranged husband just two weeks after he was released on bail over a raft of domestic violence charges. He then took his own life. Teresa’s children found their bodies in her Gold Coast home early on Tuesday morning, reports the Brisbane Times.

Among his bail conditions were that Bradford stay 100 metres away from his wife.

He broke into Teresa’s home early on Tuesday morning and stabbed her to death before taking his own life. The couple’s children ran to neighbours for help.

Mrs Bradford is the fifth Gold Coast woman to be murdered by her partner in just 16 months

This article first appeared on marie claire.

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