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Domestic killings have long been treated as somehow less serious than when random strangers are killed. Shutterstock

Man who burnt his wife alive gets at least 27 years’ jail, but not life - as victim was no stranger

The Crown said this case was an example of the worst type of murder, but the judge disagreed, arguing the killer, when freed, would be less of a threat to the wider community than some other killers.
People, including the activist group Code Pink, hold signs at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia during a protest about the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Oct. 10, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

In the end, it was Khashoggi’s ‘friends’ who silenced him

Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was no ordinary reporter. His contacts included the Royal Family as well as known terrorists.
Police at the scene in Ellenbrook, Western Australia, where the bodies of a mother and her two children were found. Her 19-year-old son has since been charged with their murder. AAP/Bohdan Warchomij

Explainer: what is parricide and how common is it in Australia?

The murder of a parent by their child, known as parricide, is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to better understand and prevent it.

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