The family of murdered mother Adeline Yvette Rigney-Wilson and her two children express their grief at her loss.

Donna Rigney told The Advertiser her heart was torn between grief and fury following the shock discovery of three bodies at Hillier on Monday afternoon.

“I never thought it would end like this,” she said.

“Adeline was beautiful, she was so beautiful. The human feeling, the emotion, is I want revenge but I can’t do that.”

“It’s in the good Lord’s hands. They are in the good Lord’s hands. We’ve got God and he will sort this out — and the devil will take care of his own.”

She said she is struggling to come to terms with the shock loss of her daughter, who they knew as Yvette, and grandchildren, Corey, 5, and Amber, 6.

Steven Graham Peet, 30, has been charged with the murders. He will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

She told The Advertiser Yvette was the second of her four daughters, and also had five brothers.

However, she said the family had not been together since January due to the “ups and downs” Yvette was enduring.

“It was bad sh*t. I just wish things would have changed but they didn’t,” she said.

“My daughter got mixed up with the wrong kind of crowd, with drugs, ice …

“People are going to judge her based on that and how she looks but I don’t care what they think — she was a beautiful lady who looked after her children and always made sure they were right.

“Despite her addictions, despite her habit, she always put her kids first and made sure they had food and were loved.”

“I have a lot of beautiful memories … she gave me photos of them on Mother’s Day and that was the last thing I got off her,” Ms Rigney said.

“But she gave it to my youngest daughter to give to me because she didn’t want to come to my house.

“I know she loved me, I know she knew I loved her and I did love her, but things in life don’t always turn out how you want them to.”

Adeline had another son who lives with his father.

Our hearts break for all involved.

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  • My heart goes out to those that are left to deal with the aftermath of this.


  • Very very sad. My heart goes out for her mum and children.


  • how shattering this story is. This just should not be happening


  • The grandmother mentions an addiction, drugs, ice……if this young mum was an ice addict, there’s no way her children were cared for ax they should have been. I’m not saying she didn’t love her kids, but drug addiction….you’re not ‘you’ and ice us one of the worst to be addicted too. Still so very sad, a complete tragedy for the family she leaves behind


  • How difficult to lose someone while estranged from them.


  • More proof that drugs ruin lives – unfortunately two innocent children lost their lives due to their mum making poor decisions about who she got mixed up with :-(


  • Your heart goes out to this mother,very sad indeed.


  • Another very sad tragedy. Such young ages too.
    I am glad the other son is safe with his Dad. Hopefully his Grandmother is allowed to see him if she wants to. Hopefully this tragedy will encourage others to seek help for their addictions.


  • Rip beautiful mumma and babies taken too soon! No judgement needed condolences to the Family and the family Dog hope he is OK after being left at the scene x


  • No parent should outlive their child..or their grandchildren. My heart breaks for this mother x


  • What a horrifying way to lose your daughter and your grand kids. :-(


  • So so sad. My heart breaks for them all


  • Ice is an evil evil drug, it destroys families on so many levels, your daugher was in with the wrong crowd etc but her heart was still good, her heart still loved but that drug makes people slaves to it. i am so sorry for your loss of your daugher and grandchildren, the loss of a child is just unimaginable grief, there is only one person responsible, that is the man that did this. rip to this mum and her babies


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