http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Farquharson A summary of the boys’ murders and Farquharson’s arrest and sentence
A few years ago, a horrible crime shocked the nation of Australia. Robert Farquharson, a Victorian idiot, killed his sons on Father’s Day 2005, allegedly to get back at his ex-wife Cindy Gambino. He drove his car, carrying his three sons Jai (10), Bailey (2) and Tyler (7), into a farm dam and left them to drown. When first responders turned up to the scene, he asked a witness for a smoke and made vague directions to stall rescuers for as long as possible to ensure that his sons were well and truly dead. He offered up the lame excuse that he “blacked out during a coughing fit and woke up in the dam”.
Now in 2013, Robert Farquharson has made arrangements to be buried with the sons that he killed in a petty act of revenge. His ex-wife, Cindy Gambino is making every attempt to block his intended actions, saying that Farquharson forfeited every right to be near his sons the day he murdered them. Too right, Cindy. The only reason the boys are buried is because Robert Farquharson is a pathetic loser who couldn’t behave like a rational adult. He blamed all of his own problems on Cindy and the boys. Before Cindy and Robert divorced, he was suffering from depression that he refused to get help for. It got so bad that he was snapping at the boys. Cindy had had enough of Robert’s selfish ways and split, taking the boys to where she could provide a loving and stable environment for them. They are dead because their father could not think of people other than himself. He saw his sons as possessions and tools to “get back” at Cindy for a split that was all his fault. And how friggin’ sick must this bastard be to want to be buried next to the children HE killed?!
Cindy also aims to have the name “Farquharson” removed from the boys’ headstone.
Robert Farquharson was sentenced to life in prison in 2010, with a minimum sentence of 33 years, for the murder of his three boys. Cindy Gambino is happily remarried with a child with her new husband, but will never forget her beloved boys. A book “On Father’s Day”, which details the killings and the court case that ensued, written by Megan Norris, is out now.