“All she ever wanted was happiness” relatives of slain mother speak about car-fire murders

Relatives of Hannah Baxter, the mother murdered alongside her three children, have spoken about her life on a fundraising page to help pay for their funeral.

 

 

A relative of Hannah Baxter and her three children killed in a visceral car fire says the person who set them alight was a “monster” the family had been trying to escape.

Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3, perished in the burning vehicle found in Brisbane’s Camp Hill after police were called to the scene. The matriarch, Hannah, died of her wounds hospital a time later.

According to those who saw the scene, their father, Rowan Baxter, 42, threw himself into the car while they were completing the school run, setting fire to the vehicle; apparently forcing bystanders to let it burn, before stabbing himself to death.

It was later confirmed that the Baxters were estranged.

Hannah’s sister-in-law Stacey Roberts said the slain woman’s parents had “exhausted themselves” trying to “help Hannah escape this monster” and have set up a fundraiser to help cover funeral costs.

 

Hannah’s sister-in-law Stacey Roberts said the slain woman’s parents had “exhausted themselves” trying to “help Hannah escape this monster” and have set up a fundraiser to help cover funeral costs.

 

“As you may be aware my beautiful sister-in-law and my nieces and nephew had their lives taken by a disgusting human being they called their father,” Roberts wrote on the page, which has already raised more than $5000 within hours of going live.

“For all those who knew Hannah or had even just met her once would know how much of a beautiful soul she was, her children were her life.

“All she ever wanted was happiness. Her children were only a reflection of her. Gorgeous, happy kids who held a massive piece in my heart and I’m sure many others because that’s exactly what they were like.

“We will miss them all more than anything.”

 

 

 

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