Leeton car crash: Tania Murphy’s boyfriend allegedly threatened her before killing four in a fatal accident
The boyfriend of a mother who died in a horrific accident with her two sons and nephew is said to have broken into her home with a mystery man and threatened her and a child – just six minutes before she died.
Tania Murphy, 36, was driving down Research Road in Yanco near Leeton in southern NSW when her car crashed into a telegraph pole around 11.15pm on Thursday.
The mother-of-six had Nathaniel, 11, Jeremiah, 10, and their 12-year-old nephew Malakai Murphy in the car when it went off the road, hit the pole and rolled into an embankment.
Emergency services and paramedics rushed to the scene, where they found the Hyundai Getz hatchback turned upside down and all four occupants dead.
Ms Murphy’s partner Dean Cluney, 32, who also uses the surname Ingram, was charged on Wednesday with a series of domestic violence offenses by detectives investigating the quadruple death.
Police will accuse Cluney of committing domestic violence against Ms Murphy sometime in the 10 minutes before she crashed her car 2 miles away.
Court documents obtained by Daily Mail Australia show police allege that Cluney entered the back door of Ms Murphy’s home with another man between 11.09pm and 11.20pm on Tuesday and entered the property.
Cluney is then accused of stalking or attempting to intimidate Ms. Murphy and a young girl believed to be a child.
Tania Murphy (pictured center), 36, was driving with her two sons and nephew when her car crashed into a telegraph pole and rolled down an embankment
Court documents show police will claim Ms Murphy’s boyfriend Dean Cluney (pictured) entered her home with another man before the accident
The second man named in court documents as being involved in the alleged burglary has not been charged.
Cluney did not appear in Griffith Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and was instead represented by his attorney, who requested that the matter be adjourned until June.
The 32-year-old was arrested on Wednesday as part of the police investigation into the fatal accident.
Police charged him with two counts of stalking with intent to cause harm and one count of aggravated burglary and intrusion.
Cluney’s mother Wendy Chattaway, 50, was also arrested as part of the police investigation into the accident but has since been released without charge.
On Thursday afternoon, close friend Tania Ingram remembered Ms Murphy and the boys as “four shining stars”.
“I can still hear her infectious laugh – she just made you happy just to be around her,” Ms Ingram wrote.
Nathaniel, 11, (left) and his brother Jeremiah, 10, (right) died Tuesday night along with their mother, Tania Murphy, and their nephew, Malakai Murphy
Tania Murphy’s 12-year-old nephew Malakai Murphy (pictured) also died in the crash
“She just didn’t realize that she deserved more and could do so much better than she did. Such a sad, tragic loss. We are struggling to lose such a beautiful woman and these beautiful cheeky boys.
Another friend said the impact of the four deaths would affect the community “for a very long time”.
“It’s just such devastation to so many people and for what? How why? It’s just unnecessary,” they wrote.
Someone else asked, ‘How does someone bury a daughter and three grandchildren and stand still?’
Following the arrest, relatives of Ms Murphy and Mr Ingram attacked each other in a series of explosive posts.
On Wednesday afternoon, before the charges were brought, Mr Ingram’s aunt Leonie Kawelmacher wrote an online message of support for her sister Ms Chattaway, which read: “Dear U Wendy woo we got this I hope damn it.”
Then she deleted the post and was beaten up by Leki Jeann – relatives of the dead mother.
Mr Ingram’s aunt Leonie Kawelmacher wrote an online message of support for sister Ms Chattaway, which read: ‘Love U Wendy woo we got this I hope damn’ (pictured).
Following the arrests, relatives of Ms Murphy and Mr Ingram began attacking each other in a series of inflammatory social media posts (pictured).
Ms. Jeann posted screenshots of the now-deleted Facebook post, tagged Ms. Kawelmacher, and wrote, “Why delete? [SIC] do you post Leonie? What, [you] thought no one saw it so you try quick and delete it?’
She then accused Ms Kawelmacher of supporting Mr Ingram, who allegedly stalked and intimidated Ms Murphy before she died.
But Ms Kawelmacher hit back at the accusation, withdrawing her support and saying she had no idea her sister was being questioned by police about the crash.
“I never knew what happened and as soon as I knew what happened the c***s took me off,” she wrote in the comments.
“I’m going to attack the c***s [SIC] me when they come near me.’
Ms Kawelmacher then took to Facebook on Thursday morning to tell friends she had cut ties with Ms Chattaway and Mr Ingram.
“Just to clear things up, I had no idea of the actual events that happened. I was there to support a friend … and I wasn’t aware of it and when I realized what had happened I cut all ties,” she wrote.
“I am deeply sorry for the confusion and damage I have caused. It was never my intention. I am forever respectful of my crowd and my deepest condolences go out to all family members and friends.
Ms Murphy’s boyfriend Dean Ingram (pictured), 32, and his mother Wendy Chattaway, 50, were arrested Wednesday night as part of the investigation into the fatal accident
His mother, Wendy Chattaway, 50, was also arrested. She was released without charge
On Wednesday night, Ms Kawelmacher could be seen pacing Griffith Police Station waiting for Mr Ingram to be released from custody with his friends and family.
After Ms Ingram was charged on Wednesday, NSW Police issued a statement: “Murrumbidgee Police District Officers have been told that the back door of a house in Cudgel Street, Yanco, was allegedly kicked in and a resident ejected just after 11pm on Tuesday ( 4 April 2023).’
“About 15 minutes later, a vehicle traveling down Research Road swerved off the road and crashed, resulting in the deaths of a 36-year-old woman and three boys, aged 10, 11 and 12.”
Police cordoned off Ms Murphy’s home, which is owned by the Leeton and Districts Aboriginal Corporation, on Wednesday.
Julieanne Abraham, Ms Murphy’s best friend, said she had to tell the dead woman’s nine-year-old daughter that her mother was dead.
“She was the best mother, best friend and best wife I have ever met,” said Mrs. Abraham.
“I spoke to her just yesterday and had to tell her daughter that she wasn’t coming home.
“She was great, we had a lot of fun spending time together – the kids used to call me nanny – we were all one big family.”
Rescuers at the scene of the tragic crash near Leeton that killed a mother and three boys on Tuesday
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