A man in Queensland’s north-west has pleaded guilty to killing a family of six in a ‘graveyard’ of his grazing of grassland in Pawnee’s northland.
The incident was captured on CCTV camera and the man, named locally as Aaron Karp, admitted the killing of his family of five in the Pawnees’ grassland.
It happened on February 5, 2014.
Mr Karp was living on the land in the town of Woomera and the family had been on it for at least 15 years.
Mr Domingo said Mr Kasp had started his grazing on the property on February 4.
The family had moved to the property in February 2013 and Mr Doms said Mr Darp was a ‘gentle giant’ who was friendly with his neighbours.
‘He’s always joking around, he loves his cows and he loves their livestock and he just enjoyed it,’ Mr Domes said.
‘It was just a really quiet little place where people lived together.’
The man had been grazing for a couple of years, he’s been grazing here for about 15 years and he’d started a new pasture here and he was doing fine.’
He said Mr Tabor was a good man who was good with his animals and loved his cows.
‘But the first couple of days when he was here, he got into an altercation with the family that was grazing and the incident was caught on the CCTV.’
There was an altercation between the family and the guy, that was the end of that.’
Mr Domans son, David, said Mr Fords behaviour towards Mr Kap was ‘shocking’.
‘We can’t get over it, we can’t understand how someone could do that,’ Mr David said.
Mr David also said the family’s neighbours were horrified by the incident.
‘They’ve lived here for a long time and they’ve never had any issues with any of the people in the area,’ he said.
But Mr Dombans son said the man’s behaviour towards the family was ‘disgusting’.
‘The people of Pawne will not accept this,’ Mr Komp said.
The man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of the family.
A plea of not guilty has been entered in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.