Dad Whose 4 Children with Autism Died in Murder-Suicide Says Kids’ Grandfather Planned Attack

The father whose four children with autism were found dead alongside his estranged wife and her parents in an apparent mass murder-suicide in Australia last Friday alleges his wife’s father planned the attack for “a long time.”

Authorities have not publicly revealed a suspect or motive in the shooting of the seven family members, whose bodies were discovered on the family’s rural farm in the Australian town of Osmington. But they’ve revealed they are focusing their investigation on the grandfather, Peter Miles, who owned guns found at the scene.

Miles and his wife, Cynda, died along with their daughter, Katrina Miles, and Katrina’s children Taye, 13; Rylan, 12; Ayre, 10; and Kadyn, 8.

“All the kids died peacefully in their beds,” the children’s father, Aaron Cockman, said he was told by police, according to his statements at a news conference Sunday, the Reuters news service reports. The youngest,

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