My nightmare: Brother-in-law killed her entire family in fit of ...

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My nightmare: Brother-in-law killed her entire family in fit of jealousy

Wesley Julyan was 18 when he killed his first victim. Fourteen years later he struck again

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“There is a period just before my children’s lives ended that was horrific, and I wasn’t there. I don’t know what they went through for the last 15 minutes of their lives. That stops me from sleeping. That stops me from living.”

These are the heartbreaking words of KwaZulu-Natal south coast mother Leanne Julyan, who lives in a zombie-like state after her brother-in-law brutally murdered her husband, Jeffery, 32, her two children Kayla, 16, and Ethan, 9, and her father, Peter McKenna, 73.

Last week her husband’s brother, Wesley Julyan – who was given four life sentences for the killings that rocked Mtwalume in December 2017 – did not look at her throughout the trial at the Mtunzini Magistrates’ Court...

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