The First Time He Hit Her - #167

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Canberra mum Tara Costigan was holding her newborn baby when her ex-partner murdered her in front of her other small children. Although he’d been verbally abusive, it was the first time he hit her.

Heidi Lemon has written a book with Tara’s family and she and Tara’s Aunt Maria join us to talk it.

Source audio: 7.30 Report https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/family-speaks-of-tara-costigans-life-and-death/7642974

Warning: please be advised this episode contains graphic content.

Show notes for Episode 167:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Heidi Lemon and Maria Costigan

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