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Bedford murders: WA dad Anthony Harvey pleads guilty to killing five family members

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A Perth father has admitted killing his wife, three children and mother-in-law, and will face a sentencing hearing in June.

A father has pleaded guilty to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in Perth.

Three-year-old Charlotte, two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix, and their mother Mara Lee Harvey, 41, were killed by Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, at their Bedford home in September 2018.

The coffin of Beverley Quinn during the funerals in WA last year.
The coffin of Beverley Quinn during the funerals in WA last year.
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He then murdered 73-year-old Beverley Ann Quinn when she came to visit the next morning.

At the time police said a blunt instrument and knives had been used during the murders.

Harvey pleaded guilty to the murders when he appeared in Stirling Gardens Magistrates Court on Wednesday via video link from prison.

Anthony Robert Harvey pleaded guilty to five counts of murder.
Anthony Robert Harvey pleaded guilty to five counts of murder.
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He will face a sentencing hearing in the West Australian Supreme Court on June 21.

The now 25-year-old has been in police custody since he was arrested after handing himself in to police in the Pilbara town of Pannawonica on 9 September last year.

Taryn Tottman lights candles on the coffins of her mother Beverley Quinn, her sister Mara Harvey and Mara's daughters, Charlotte, Alice, and Beatrix.
Taryn Tottman lights candles on the coffins of her mother Beverley Quinn, her sister Mara Harvey and Mara's daughters, Charlotte, Alice, and Beatrix.
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Police alleged Mr Harvey stayed at the property for several days following the murders before heading into the Pilbara region.

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Anthony Robert Harvey was charged in September 2018
Anthony Robert Harvey was charged in September 2018
 

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