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Knives and blunt instrument allegedly used in family massacre

A man has appeared in court via video link charged with the murder of his wife, three young children and mother-in-law in Bedford.

6PR Reporter Cassidy Mosconi told Oliver Peterson that police allege Anthony Robert Harvey stayed at the Coode Street home for several days after he killed his 41-year-old wife Mara, two-year-old twins Alice and Beatrix and three-year-old daughter Charlotte at their home last Monday.

Ms Harvey’s 73-year-old mother Beverley Quinn was allegedly murdered the next morning.

Police were alerted to the scene after the 24-year-old travelled around 1,400 kilometres to the Pilbara region where he handed himself in to Pannawonica police.

Police Commissioner Chris Dawson says several weapons were found at the scene including a blunt instrument and knives.

He says the community is angry and shocked by the recent spate of family related deaths.

23 people have now lost their lives to domestic violence in WA this year.

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