Seven Women Dead Across The Country In Seven Days
The alleged murder of 43-year-old Sydney woman is the seventh female killed in just one week.
Of the seven deaths, at least five have allegedly been at the hands of somebody known to them.
The most recent death occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning with the death of a 43-year-old woman in her south-west Sydney home. Her partner, a 58-year-old man, has been charged with fatally stabbing her in the back.
On Saturday, social worker and mother-of-three Jacqueline Lynn Francis was allegedly stabbed to death Rockingham, after making a house call to a client. The client, Scott Westerman Smith, has been charged with her murder.
On October 5, the body of mother-of-two Dannyll Goodsell was found in her burnt out home in Mount Pleasant, Victoria. A man has been charged with murder.
The same day in Bellambi, NSW, Kristie Powell was found dead after suffering serious injuries, attacked in her own home. Her five-month-old baby was found unharmed in the house.
Bhanu Kirkman, 29, was known to Powell and has since been charged with her murder.
In the Northern Territory, Neil Nalarra Marika was charged with the murder of his long-term partner. it is alleged the 29-year-old woman died in her home on October 4.
A day earlier in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, Gayle Potter was allegedly run down and killed by her ex-partner Glenn Martyn. He has been charged with Potter's murder and remanded in custody.
Also on October 3, the body of a woman was found in a park in the north Sydney suburb of Hunters Hill. The victim was identified five days later as 32-year-old Nicole Cartwright. No charges have been laid yet.
Sixty-two woman have allegedly been murdered this year, 54 of those have allegedly been domestic violence-related.
Featured Image: Facebook/ Kristie Powell/Jacqueline Lynn Francis