Violence happens to everybody no matter how
nice your house is, how intelligent you are. The distraught mother of an 11-year-old boy
savagely stabbed and beaten to death by his father, Greg Batty, after cricket practice.
The incident happened in Tyabb, Victoria in Australia, as parents and children watched
on in horror. Rosie Batty spoke to reporters on Thursday morning and revealed her estranged husband
had a history of violence and mental illness. She also paid tribute to her son. He was effervescent, he was funny. He wasn’t
the best scholar, but he was intelligent. He enjoyed his school at Flinders. 54-year-old Greg Batty was shot by police
at the scene and later died in hospital. Rosie told reporters that Greg Batty had suffered
from an undiagnosed mental illness for two decades. No one loved Luke more than Greg, his father.
No one loved Luke more than me. We both loved him. Police have not revealed details, but some
witnesses said a cricket bat was used in the attack. A horrific scene. We’ve got the death of a
young boy. His mother is clearly absolutely distraught and our thoughts and prayers go
out to her and the extended family. Officers said they shot a man after they were
threatened with a knife and attempts to subdue him failed.