Easter is a time for kids to be happy. The (re)birth of the
Easter Bunny Zombie Jeebus brings about all sorts of goodies such as Easter eggs and hot cross buns. Two little girls Indianna (3) and Savannah (4) Mihayo should have been stuffing themselves silly with far too much chocolate, searching for eggs and revelling in the gifts brought by the Easter Bunny (or Bilby). Alas, it was not to be.
The two little girls who should have been enjoying their Easter were brutally murdered by their supposed father Charles Mihayo (35). Their bodies were discovered at his granny flat at Watsonia, just outside of Melbourne VIC. Murderous Mihayo was arrested on the scene and charged with two counts of murder. He is in police custody and will be facing court tomorrow. As these details become clear, I’ll keep us updated. Police aren’t saying how exactly their girls were killed just yet, but the girls were there to see their “daddy” for Easter Sunday. Mihayo and the girls’ mum had split up last year and this may be a revenge killing.
The whole community is devastated by the girls’ murders, with the crime scene affecting even the hardened police officers who attended. The murder of a child at the hands of the person who brought them into the world and is supposed to care for them is despicable and abhorrent, but I think when the murder occurs during a significant holiday such as Xmas or Easter, it’s especially sad because holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness for children.