Brekky Wrap: Mother Charged With Murder After Young Children Found Hanging In Basement
UPDATE: On 7 April 2020, the High Court of Australia unanimously upheld George Pell’s appeal, quashing his convictions, leading to his release from prison later that day.
All the news you need to know this Tuesday.
A mother of three has been charged after her two children were found hanging at their Pennsylvania home.
Lisa Snyder, 36, was arrested in Albany Township on Monday two months after Conner, 8, and Brinley, 4, were found hanging from the same dog leash, unresponsive, in the basement.
Both were rushed to hospital and placed on life support but died three days later.
Snyder allegedly told police Connor was bullied and committed suicide, taking his sister with him. But investigators allegedly found Google searches such as "carbon monoxide how long to die" and "hanging yourself" on Snyders devices.
"I don't know there is any explanation for her behavior at all. I don't think I can stand up here, nor anyone, and explain the horrific loss of two innocent children's lives," District Attorney John Adams said.
If you need help in a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Sydney residents are waking up to yet another hazy day.
The smoke is being blown from bushfires burning in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury.
The air isn’t expected to clear until the end of the week.
More than 1700 firefighters have worked through the night to slow the spread of fire.
There are 121 blazes burning across NSW, 50 of which are not yet contained.
In Queensland, a total fire ban is in place from the Gold Coast up to the far north, while firies in WA are on high alert with Perth expected to reach 40 degrees.
A vigil has been held for the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.
Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones were stabbed to death by convicted terrorist Usman Khan at a prisoner rehabilitation event on Friday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among hundreds who gathered in Cambridge to say their final goodbyes.
A U.S. woman who claims she was forced to have underage sex with Prince Andrew is pleading with Brits to take her side.
Virginia Giuffre told the BBC she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and forced to have sex with his friends in 2001 when she was just 17-years-old.
Prince Andrew denies the allegations.
Tony Abbott has visited disgraced Cardinal George Pell in jail.
The former Prime Minister was spotted leaving the Melbourne Assessment Prison on Monday.
He said he was ‘simply visiting a friend’.
In sport, Ash Barty has added more silverware to her collection, taking out her third straight Newcombe Medal for the most outstanding tennis player of the year.
She thanked her parents, coach and first tennis coach for their love and support.
“I’m extremely fortunate to have such an amazing network around me. It’s very special to have mum, dad and my very first coach -- Jim -- here," she said.
"They gave me the unconditional love and support time and time again in all bad times. In good times, they’re always there".
In cricket, Australia has thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in Adelaide.
David Warner took out player of the series after scoring a triple ton.
The Aussies now turn their attention to the looming series against New Zealand with the squad to be announced today.
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