Wife of family axe killer 'can't forgive'

2012-08-16 08:41

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Cape Town - More than 10 years have passed since a Cape Town mom survived a brutal attack by her husband in which their three children were axed to death.

But Debbie Adlington says she will never forgive her husband for dousing their children with petrol and setting the house on fire before shooting himself, reported the Cape Times.

Adlington said she still doesn’t know what made her husband, who was “the best husband and father you could ask for” break the way he did, killing Kevin, 12, Katelyn, 10 and Craig, 9.

Although he had cracked open his wife’s skull and she was in a coma for three weeks, she recovered fully.

Adlington said she became very emotional around her children’s birthdays but now has another child thanks to in-vitro fertilisation.   

But Adlington said she would never marry again because it would be too hard to trust a man again.

“I reckon he was psychotic. He fought in the Rhodesian war. The psychiatrists were all trying to figure out what made him do it.

“But some of my colleagues tell me that many guys who were in the army never recover from it. I never had any reason to feel like I was in danger with him and I was never scared. “

Adlington said she wanted to do motivational speaking to help others find a way out of tragedy.

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