The deputy director and reputable professor in an English school, who killed his wife and three children before committing suicide, wrote in a message found on the spot that he was sorry.
The 40-year-old Alan Hawe has slaughtered his three sons Lian, Neil and Ryan in the family house, cutting their throats off. He also killed his wife, Claud, with an ax, before committing suicide in August last year.
But in a message found in the house, he wrote: “I am sorry about the way I killed them, but I simply did not have another choice.”
At the site of the killing on August 29th, another message was found at the back door that was saying: “Please, do not enter.”
Hav also explained in his letter that it was easier to kill his sons than being exposed to the trauma of his suicide. He even wrote an instruction in which he ordered to be cremated, the ashes to be thrown into the sea, and specifically demanded that he don’t want to be buried as a Catholic. Hav also talked about his cares in his career, citing a point in the note on how his students understood him.
Professor Harry Kennedy, clinical director of the Central Mental Hospital, said: “The counseling notes from March to June last year suggest that Alan Hawe was upset.”
The evidence procedure was locked, and Hawe’s death was seen as a suicide, and the lawyer stated that the killings were premeditated.
“From the evidence presented at the trial, Claud and her children were killed in a period that ensured they could not call for help,” the lawyer said.
The bodies of the victims were discovered when a neighbor saw the message on the back door. Professor Kennedy at the hearing said he believed Hawe at the time committed murder and suicide because he “progressed” from long-standing depression to a severe depressive episode with psychotic symptoms.
“When people find themselves in severe mental illness, such as very severe psychotic mental illness, their reasoning is seriously disturbed,” said Professor Kennedy.