No inquest after WA man murdered his four grandchildren, daughter and wife


There will be no inquest into a family massacre that shocked the nation two years ago, but a parliamentary inquiry remains a possibility, leaving a shattered father with some hope for change to WA’s family law system.

Peter Miles, 61, his 58-year-old wife Cynda, their daughter Katrina, 35, and her four children – Taye, 13, Rylan, 12, Arye, 10, and Kadyn, eight – were found dead at the Forever Dreaming Farm in Osmington on May 11, 2018.

Three guns licensed to Mr Miles were found at the hobby farm, near Margaret River, and the family all suffered gunshot wounds. It was the largest gun massacre in Australia since Port Arthur.

The children’s shattered father Aaron Cockman, who had been locked in bitter Family Court proceedings at the time, has long called for an inquest.


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