The unemployed son of killer dad Rowan Baxter, who doused his spouse Hannah Clarke and three younger youngsters in petrol earlier than burning them alive, is suing her mother and father for a share of their daughter’s $3.6 million property.
Isaiah Jesse Rowan Baxter filed a case within the Brisbane Supreme Court final week in opposition to Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke for a slice of the murdered 31-year-old mum’s belongings on the grounds that he wants the cash to ‘construct a future’.
The 23-year-old, who additionally suffered by the hands of his controlling father, acquired $4,244 from Rowan’s superannuation and $40,000 in crime victims compensation.
While Mr Baxter had an excellent relationship Hannah and considers the Clarkes to be his ‘second grandparents’, he mentioned the aged couple personal a house and have benefited from $1.5 million in fundraising.
Isaiah Jesse Rowan Baxter (centre), the unemployed son of killer dad Rowan Baxter (left), who doused his spouse Hannah Clarke (proper) and three younger youngsters in petrol earlier than burning them alive, is suing her mother and father for a share of their daughter’s $3.6 million property
Baxter filed a case within the Brisbane Supreme Court final week in opposition to Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke (pictured at Hannah’s memorial), claiming his ‘second grandparents’ personal a house and have benefited from $1.5 million in fundraising – whereas he’ll want ongoing psychological therapy
‘My relationship with Rowan was strained for my complete life on account of his abusive and controlling behaviour in the direction of me … and in the direction of my mom and Hannah,’ he mentioned in his affidavit, in response to The Courier-Mail.
He defined that the violent deaths of his father, stepmother and half-siblings Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3, have been ‘unbelievable traumatising’ on him and he believes he’ll want psychology therapy for life-long struggling.
On February 19, 2019, Rowan ambushed Hannah and his youngsters on their morning college run at Camp Hill in Brisbane when he jumped within the automobile, coated them in gas and set them alight.
The cowardly father-of-four killed himself whereas making an attempt to cease heroic neighbours from saving his screaming youngsters, who perished whereas trapped of their automobile seats.
Hannah Clarke (pictured with youngsters Trey, Aaliyah and Laianah) was murdered by her estranged husband Rowan Baxter, who posted slurs about her on social media
Mr Baxter (pictured), who was 12 when Rowan and his mom separated, additionally mentioned he took within the household canine, Savannah, following the tragedy and has paid $3,500 in vet payments to this point
A former participant for the New Zealand Warriors within the NRL, Baxter subjected his spouse to years of abuse earlier than finally killing her and her youngsters in an assault that shocked Australia
‘I consider I’ll proceed to undergo for the remainder of my life,’ he advised the court docket, including that he filed the regulation go well with to assist in ‘constructing my future’ and ‘transferring on with my life as greatest I can’.
Mr Baxter, who was 12 when Rowan and his mom separated, additionally mentioned he took within the household canine, Savannah, following the tragedy and has paid $3,500 in vet payments to this point.
According to court docket paperwork, Mr Baxter filed the declare inside days of studying his father’s $1,823,258 life insurance coverage would go to Hannah’s property, and never him.
He additionally acknowledged that he came upon in March he was capable of make a declare for his stepmother’s belongings, however selected to not as a result of he thought he would get Rowan’s life insurance coverage.
‘I consider that they each would have supposed to offer for me financially within the occasion of their deaths’ Mr Baxter advised the court docket.
Lloyd and Suzanne Clarke embrace at a vigil for his or her daughter Hannah and her three youngsters
Pictured: A tow truck operator removes Ms Clarke’s automobile after Baxter set it on fireplace within the leafy Brisbane suburb of Camp Hill
He claimed his father, who had no belongings, didn’t pay his mom youngster help or contribute to his training funds.
Hannah and Rowan lived with their youngsters in a rental property, earlier than she fled and began residing along with her mother and father because of ongoing emotional and bodily abuse.
In a revealing podcast with The Guardian final week, the Clarkes recounted how Baxter would rape Hannah every day whereas muttering ‘terrible’ issues in her ear, make her steal garments from shops and always advised her she appeared ‘horrible’.
Mr Baxter claimed the Clarkes received $1.Eight million in life insurance coverage for Hannah, and one other $1.Eight million for Rowan as a result of the coverage stipulated the cost should go to her, even after she died.
He additionally mentioned the aged mother and father acquired the $1.5 million raised from a Go Fund Me marketing campaign, which was donated by kind-hearted folks to cowl funeral and residing prices.
Hannah’s estranged husband Rowan Charles Baxter ambushed the household on their morning college run in Brisbane and doused their automobile in petrol. Hannah is pictured along with her grandmother and kids Trey, three, Laianah, 4, and Aaliyah, six
In his affidavit, Mr Baxter mentioned he tried to keep up a relationship with Hannah and his siblings when Rowan was not house. Pictured: Hannah along with her son, Trey
‘To the most effective of my data Hannah’s mother and father are the beneficiaries of her intestacy … To the most effective of my data in addition they personal their very own house and are financially sound,’ he mentioned.
The younger man now lives along with his mom and stepfather in North Lakes, north of Brisbane, however stayed along with his father and Hannah three days per week as a youngster.
The association lasted till he arrived house in the future on the age 17 to seek out his dad had cleared his belongings and requested him to go away.
In his affidavit, Mr Baxter mentioned he tried to keep up a relationship with Hannah and his siblings when Rowan was not house.
He began seeing a psychiatrist in 2013, however his anti-anxiety and anti-depression medicine in April 2020 following the brutal assault on his household.
Mr Baxter, who has acknowledged the struggles Hannah had along with his father, additionally mentioned he’s unable to get Centrelink as a result of he was born in New Zealand and doesn’t have a driver’s licence.
Hannah Clarke’s mother and father Suzanne and Lloyd in the course of the funeral for Hannah and her three youngsters Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey in Brisbane, Monday, March 9
Pictured: a vigil for Hannah Clarke and her three youngsters Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3, at Bill Hewitt Reserve in Brisbane, February 23, 2019
There isn’t any court docket date for the case and the Clarkes haven’t filed a response.
If it goes to trial, the household shall be pressured to reveal the dimensions and placement of the belongings within the property.
In February this 12 months, Mr Baxter paid tribute to Hannah by importing a photograph on Instagram with #SmallSteps4Hannah, the identify of an anti-domestic violence charity her mother and father Lloyd and Suzanne have arrange.
He added coronary heart and butterfly emoticons and in addition shared a fundraiser for Hannah’s household.
He additionally modified his social media profile footage on the time to a picture of Hannah in heaven with angel wings alongside her youngsters.
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Queensland Police officers are referred to as to a household violence incident that allegedly concerned the couple.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 – EARLY MORNING:
Rowan Charles Baxter, 42, is noticed filling a jerry can with gas at an area service station.
Baxter dives into his estranged spouse Hannah Clarke’s white Kia Sportage as she was getting ready to do the college drop off on Raven Street, Camp Hill, a rich suburb of Brisbane.
He douses Ms Clarke, 31, and their three youngsters – Aaliyah, six, Laianah, 4, and Trey, three – in petrol and units the automobile alight.
Neighbours hear an explosion which appeared like a ‘gasoline bottle’ blast. At least 4 explosions adopted.
Baxter grabs a knife from the SUV and stabs himself within the chest.
He tries to cease neighbours from saving his spouse and kids earlier than dying on the street.
Ms Clarke escapes the burning automobile and screams: ‘He’s poured petrol on me.’
Horrified witnesses see her pores and skin peeling off her physique.
One heroic neighbour hoses her down in an try to avoid wasting her life and suffers burns himself.
She is rushed to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a essential situation.
Ms Clarke dies in hospital from the horrendous burns she suffered within the quadruple homicide suicide.