Grief-stricken Wife of Man Shot Down with Two Cops by Extremists at Bush Hide-out Says they were ‘Just Neighbours’ She’d Wave at and Didn’t Intend to Shoot Her Husband – As She Reveals She Reached Out to the Killers’ Daughter
By Hannah Wilcox
-Kerry Dare said the Trains were ‘just neighbours’
-Widow contacted killers’ daughter to comfort her
The grieving widow of the heroic neighbour gunned down during the Wieambilla massacre has spoken out, saying her interactions with the Train brothers and daughter Madelyn were always friendly.
Widow Kerry Dare has revealed Gareth, Nathaniel and Stacey Train never had any intention of killing her or her husband Alan during the December 12 tragedy
‘They didn’t plan to kill me, we go up and down that road every day,’ Mrs Dare said.
‘No, they weren’t there to kill Al – the police knew that,’ she said.
‘They were there to kill the police.’
Mrs Dare also opened up about reaching out to the killers’ daughter Madelyn to reassure her that it ‘wasn’t her fault’, reported The Courier Mail
Alan Dare was shot during the intense firefight on the remote Wieambilla property west of Brisbane, Queensland late last year, following an attempt to help his neighbours when he saw smoke coming from the property.
Arriving on the scene, the hero discovered a police car on fire and was attempting to use his phone to call for help before being brutally killed.
The tragedy has been described as ‘domestic terrorism’ by police and the Trains have been labelled as religiously motivated extremists.
However, Mrs Dare disagrees and said the cop-killers were ‘just neighbours’.
‘That couple used to wave to me for two years at the letterbox,’ she said.
When (Stacey) got bogged, AL said the husband came down and more or less said to him ‘We are right here, mate, you don’t need to help us any more’.
‘I never spoke to any of them … but they were just neighbours … I don’t even know which brother was which.’
Conspiracy theorists Nathaniel, Gareth anf Stacey executed Mr Dare anf two junior police officers before being killing during a lengthy shootout with the Special Emergency Response Team.
During the aftermath of the massacre, Mrs Dare said she reached out to Stacey and Nathaniel’s daughter Madelyn.