Australian imprisoned for life for murdering 3 sons

October 15, 2010 04:58


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MELBOURNE, Australia  — An Australian man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for murdering his three young sons by driving them into a reservoir on Father's Day to spite their mother.

Victoria state Supreme Court judge Justice Lex Lasry ordered Robert Farquharson, 41, to serve at least 33 years of the life sentence before he can be considered for parole.

Farquharson was taking his three sons — Jai, 10, Tyler, 7, and 2-year-old Bailey — to his ex-wife's home when he veered his car into a reservoir and left the boys to drown in September 2005. He claimed he had blacked out during a coughing fit while driving and pleaded not guilty to the murder charges.

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