Paynes Road Deaths

No one could have predicted dad would kill girls, inquest hears

Daily Echo: Dave Cass

3:40pm Friday 28th November 2008

NO ONE could have predicted that a dad would kill his two daughters before committing suicide, an inquest heard today.

Mother says final goodbye to her 'little angels'

Daily Echo: Heartbroken  mother weeps at funeral of her murdered daughters

10:50am Saturday 11th October 2008

MURDERED three-year-old Ellie and 14- month-old Isobelle were finally laid to rest as more than 100 mourners went to pay their respects.

Funeral for sisters smothered by dad

Daily Echo: Ellie Cass, 3

9:36am Friday 10th October 2008

THE funeral of two little girls killed by their father, who then hanged himself, was due to take place today.

Ex-partner among mourners at killer father’s funeral

Daily Echo: Kerrie Hughes, left is comforted by a friend

9:50am Thursday 9th October 2008

GRIEVING mum Kerrie Hughes was among the mourners at the funeral of her former partner David Cass who murdered their two daughters before taking his own life.

Mum to attend funeral of dad who killed kids

Daily Echo: Kerry Hughes, mum of the two girls

1:10pm Wednesday 8th October 2008

SHE has suffered the most unbearable loss but heartbroken mum Kerrie Hughes has vowed to be at the funeral of her former partner who smothered their children to death.

Family plan funeral for ‘little princesses’

Daily Echo: Ellie Cass, 3

12:33pm Tuesday 7th October 2008

FAMILY and friends of two Hampshire girls killed by their father will gather to pay their respects at their funeral this week.

Inquest opens into Paynes Road deaths

Daily Echo: Dave Cass

3:28pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

THE INQUEST into the deaths of a father who killed his two children in Southampton has been formally opened this afternoon. The Coroner's court in the city heard a brief outline of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of David Cass and his daughters Isobelle and Ellie.

Tell them you love them and hug them and kiss them each day.

Daily Echo: Kerrie Hughes

12:44pm Wednesday 24th September 2008

Mum of murdered sisters has poignant message

Heartbroken mother pays tribute to her "little princesses"

Daily Echo: Ellie Cass, 3

5:42pm Tuesday 23rd September 2008

THE distraught mother of two young girls murdered by their father, who then killed himself, has today paid tribute to her "little princesses". Kerrie Hughes spoke following the deaths of her daughters Ellie, aged three, and one-year-old Isobelle, at the hands of their father David Cass.

Young mum of murdered toddlers tells friends not to worry about her

Daily Echo: Ellie, left and Issobelle

3:40pm Tuesday 23rd September 2008

A YOUNG mum whose daughters were murdered by their father who then killed himself has told a worried pal: "Don't worry about me, I'm not going to do anything stupid."

What drives a loving dad to kill his children?

Daily Echo: Why did he do it? Dave Cass smothered his daughters

10:28am Tuesday 23rd September 2008

PAULA THOMPSON asks why a doting dad like Dave Cass would kill his children.

First photograph of sisters murdered by their dad

Daily Echo: Pictures of dead toddlers revealed

4:24pm Monday 22nd September 2008

THESE are the first pictures of the two girls killed by their father yesterday. Ellie, three, and sister fourteen-month-old Isobel, were killed by their father David Cass, who then took his own life.

Dad had threatened to commit suicide before

Daily Echo: Dave Cass

2:39pm Monday 22nd September 2008

THE SOUTHAMPTON dad who murdered his two children before hanging himself had previously threatened to commit suicide, it has been revealed.

Father told family he killed his daughters

Daily Echo: Dave Cass

2:20pm Monday 22nd September 2008

DISTRESSED dad Dave Cass phoned his family to say he had murdered his two daughters before killing himself.

Friends and family leave flowers and tributes to father and murdered daughters

Daily Echo: Garage owner John Mayhew.

2:20pm Monday 22nd September 2008

THE owner of the garage where Dave Cass murdered his two daughters before hanging himself has described him as a "doting family man".

Father said he had 'a plan' before killing his girls

Daily Echo: Police at the scene in Paynes Road last night

7:59am Monday 22nd September 2008

Dad Dave Cass told work colleagues "I've got a plan" hours before murdering his two young daughters and then hanging himself.

Dad murdered his two children then killed himself

Daily Echo: wpaynes-road6.jpg

7:42am Monday 22nd September 2008

A DAD who killed himself after murdering his two young children had just separated form his partner, it has been revealed today.

Deaths of father and two young children confirmed

Daily Echo: Scenes of Crime officers at the Paynes Road garage

10:47pm Sunday 21st September 2008

DETECTIVES are today investigating the discovery of the bodies of a man and two young children at a Southampton garage.

Police investigation after reports that dad kills kids then himself

10:32pm Sunday 21st September 2008

A MAJOR police investigation was underway tonight after reports that a dad had killed himself and his two children.

News from your areaYourEcho

Your Say Your Echo

Essential Links


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree