Yes I found this bit disturbing also:
"[FONT=&]All my family has stayed strong and I know they will. We were all sitting around last night and it was not all tears and crying and that it was all laughing and happy and joking around and so much joking around.[/FONT][FONT=&]I had nearly tears in my eyes from laughing so much."
"[/FONT][FONT="]I think it is funny. I lost four kids. It is not like I don’t care any more but bring it on, let’s have a party."
Just in case that "let's have a party" quote is being read differently outside Australia, that section is actually a pretty aggressive & sarcastic response to a journalist who asked questions that seemed to hit a nerve - specifically, the suggestion AC might find speaking to media intimidating, whether AC felt victimised by having time with his kids restricted & whether the rumours circulating after the murders had affected AC :
Journalist: It takes a lot of courage for you to be here, this is very intimidating. Can I ask if you felt victimised about not being able to see your kids? And did you feel victimised by vile rumours that you had anything to do with this?
I think it is funny. I lost four kids. It is not like I don’t care any more but bring it on, let’s have a party. You guys say what you want to ask, I don’t care any more, I’ve lost everything.
I’ve got my family but my family they are fine and they have always been fine. Yeah, I don’t want to lose them but I have lost everything in my life. So, you want to ask dumb questions I’m going to answer, you want to ask really good questions I will answer.
Victimised? Whatever. People’s opinions? Whatever. I’ve got an independent psychologist’s report, about 25 pages or something like that. I want everyone to see it, I want everyone to read it. That is my life story. And I will get it out there somehow. The correct way to do it? I’m not sure. I will be informed, I suppose.
But I would love to have 10 or 20 copies here now and give them all out to you.
Originally when I got that report I was so happy to see my kids again. That report let me get my kids again and I just want to do an aeroplane drop with thousands of them all over Margaret River so everyone could see. Accusations that I was abusive and all that. Not to prove that I wasn’t abusive and that. So the kids can keep living a normal life and getting it out there the kids cannot just think Dad was abusive because Dad says he was and they can’t actually remember the occasion when I was abusive.
Re the discussions about PM being coerced to make the call, IF there was an 8th person there that morning, it's possible PM died first, not last - he would've been the biggest threat to an intruder.
& I think I mentioned this in my first post in this thread, but if the shooter was a male who knew the family's names & address, it wouldn't be too difficult to impersonate the grandfather on the ph - initially anyway.
It's also entirely possible that the entire crime ended when the neighbours heard the last shots at 4am, then someone else came to the property later, stumbled on the scene at 5am & called it in - I hope not though. It took a long time for police to arrive & I can't imagine how horrifying it would've been to wait there amidst all that horror & carnage.
AC, who seems to have difficulty making short, concise statements, made a point of discussing the call & pointing out it's 2 minute length. He shared his theory re why the grandfather would murder the entire family before committing suicide & then went on to add that he's certain his theory will be reflected in the content of the 000 call.
Be interesting to see if his prediction comes true, considering he apparently hasn't spoken to PM for years & could only guess at his recent frame of mind.
"He’s sent a triple-0 call, made a two-minute call or something which in that call he would have been saying, I’m guessing about not being able to handle it if something happened to Neil.
I’m sure that’s in the call. There is two minutes of it. Someday I might to listen to it, someday I might not want to even listen to it. But I don’t even know if I will go out into the farm past the gate, I still have to think about that.
Interesting too that he seems to sometimes be giving people the impression he's never been to the property, & other times makes a point of saying he's never been past the gate.
According to Kat though, he spent quite a bit of time lurking along the property line at night - makes me wonder if grandad might've been in the habit of sitting on the verandah with a gun to keep watch & protect his family. That'd wear you down pretty quickly. If he did have to do that, it wouldn't surprise me if he fell into a deep sleep out there sometimes.