Boyfriend’s call over double murder

Rachael Slack's partner Robert Barlow gives a statement following the inquest

Rachael Slack's partner Robert Barlow gives a statement following the inquest

0
Have your say

The boyfriend of a pregnant woman murdered with her son by her mentally ill former partner has called for better communication between the authorities to prevent such tragedies from happening again.

He was speaking after a serious case review found that the deaths of Rachael Slack, 38, and 23-month-old Auden could not have been “reasonably predicted”.

The pair were killed by Ms Slack’s former partner and Auden’s father, 44-year-old Andrew Cairns, who had a history of mental illness. He was also found dead at the house in Holbrook, Derbyshire, slumped over her body, after turning the knife on himself.

 

Back to the top of the page