Man accused of stabbing his wife, 3 daughters, mother-in-law to death

A 24-year-old man has been charged with stabbing his three daughters, their mother and his mother-in-law to death.

The bodies of Anthony Harvey's family were found Sunday at their home over the weekend after Anthony Harvey went to police in a remote town in Pannawonica, 900 miles north of the home in Bedford, Australia, ABC News in Australia reported.

Authorities found Harvey's wife, Mara Lee Harvey and her mother, Beverley Ann Quinn dead in the kitchen of the house, News Corp Australia Network reported.

>> Read more trending news

Three children, Charlotte Kate Harvey, 3 1/2 years old, Alice Ester Harvey and Beatrix Mae Harvey, 2-year-old twins, were found in other areas of the home, police said, according to ABC News.

Police believe that Harvey’s wife and three children were killed on Sept. 3 and that Quinn was killed the next day.

Harvey is accused of killing his family using a blunt instrument and knives, police told ABC News.

Police said that Harvey was in the house for a few days after the murders, The Associated Press reported.

Harvey has been charged with five counts of murder, but has not entered a plea, News Corp Australia Network reported.

About the Author