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Australian Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Five Family Members

A Western Australian father has admitted to killing his wife, mother-in-law and three daughters in September last year.

Anthony Robert Harvey pleaded guilty to five counts of murder at Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court in Perth.

The plea comes after the 25-year-old handed himself into police on September 9.

It alleged he used knives and blunt instruments to murder his wife and children on September 3 before killing his mother-in-law at her home the next day.

The bodies of his 41-year-old wife Mara Harvey, three-year-old daughter Charlotte, two-year-old twins Beatrix and Alice, and mother-in-law Beverley Quinn, 73, were found in a Bedford house on the same day he handed himself into police.

Last year the family of the deceased released a statement via the police saying “Mara loved being a mum and she loved her girls. She was so proud of each of them and was doing a great job of raising them. Her girls were her world,” her sister Taryn said.

“Charlotte was an energetic, bubbly confident little girl who loved people and loved socialising. Alice was outgoing, adventurous and cheeky, while Beatrix was at times a little bit more quiet but gave the biggest hugs.’’

Harvey will face a sentencing hearing in the West Australian Supreme Court on June 21.

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