The mother of the two little boys who were killed in a murder-suicide on Monday by their father, has said she forgives her husband.
Melissa Little paid tribute to her precious boys and her childhood sweetheart in a 222 word statement released to media outlets yesterday.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Melissa said that words cannot express the pain she has felt since her husband and children died in the killings at Port Lincoln.
“My two precious boys have left this world way too soon and my heart is broken,” she said in her statement, “I will miss them and think about them each and every day. Their futures were full of endless possibilities. Koda had the biggest heart, so loving and caring. He always loved a hug, had so much enthusiasm and was a willing helper.
“Hunter was such a happy, content and smiling baby. his laughter was infectious and his cheeky little personality was just beginning to emerge.”
Melissa’s statement went on to pay tribute to her husband whom she had married in 2007.
“Damien was my childhood sweetheart who became my loving husband,” she wrote, “he was also a father who loved his two children very much. Damien valued and appreciated our close-knit family. He put us first, we were his whole world.”
“Damien, I loved you so much you have left a huge hole in my heart, our memories I will cherish forever. I hope you will be remembered as a well-respected and valued member of our family and our community.”
The Daily Telegraph reports that yesterday the police revealed the basic facts surrounding the case to avoid ‘unnecessary speculation in the community.’
“Autopsies have revealed Mrs Little’s young children suffered gunshot wounds prior to entering the water, as did Mr Little prior to driving off the wharf,” Superintendent Paul Yeomans told reporters in a recent press conference, “The coronial investigation is still ongoing and issues including domestic violence and mental health will form part of that report to the Coroner.
“These are simply tragic circumstances…we take this opportunity to offer our sympathy to all concerned.”
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