Date: June 20, 2014, 6:35 am
This heart-rending statement was made by Alexander Soares and his half-sister Katherine Weston after their brother Nicolau Saores was acquitted of the double murder of their and stepfather on the grounds of insanity.
We love and support our brother Nic.
We understand that what has happened is a direct result of, one, his untreated mental illness and, two, the failures of the West Australian mental health system.
We were the ones who lived with Nic. We were the ones who knew his traumatic childhood. We were the ones who first observed him becoming unwell.