Woman stabbed to death at Adelaide Convention Centre function
A WOMAN allegedly murdered by her husband at the Adelaide Convention Centre last night had taken out a domestic violence restraining order against him.
- Sam Rodrigues, Ken McGregor/Adelaide Now
He alleged the attack was witnessed by “many people” at the event – andÂ the accusedÂ was detained by security guards at the centre until police arrived.
The attack was witnessed by “many people” and yet is only “alleged?”
HisÂ wifeÂ was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital but died a short time later.
- 7News: The man’s identity has been suppressed and he has been remanded in custody.
- Update: we got a name: Ziadollah Aborahimzadeh,Â 55, of Para Hills, was arrested and charged with murder and will appear in court later today.
The Convention Centre was locked down as police gathered details from witnesses. Police are also checking to see if the stabbing was captured on security cameras.
The couple have three children – two in their 20s and a 12-year-old.
Farhad Noori, spokesman for the Persian Association, said the function had been a celebration of peace and that violence was “condemned”. Â Sure. We all kill for peace and condemn it afterwards, its quite normal….
“Certainly we’d like to condemn any act of violence to anyone, particularly in the domestic situation,” he said.
(Could we at least mention the possibility of an honor killing?)
Victim Support Services chief executive Michael Dawson said while there would always be exceptions, domestic violence restraining orders were effective when put in place properly and monitored adequately.
Police had implemented new protocols and strategies to deal with orders and were much more proactive now than previously, he said.
“There are still examples of restraining orders being broken, but sadly that will always be the case given the nature of offenders breaching their order,” he said.
Domestic violence expert Dr Charmaine Power said that, for many, such orders could be an effective deterrent.
“The problem with a restraining order is that a person actually has to breach it before action can be taken,” she said.
“With these people who are so determined nothing is going to stop them”.