Oz man charged in brutal double killing


AP

SYDNEY–A man accused of killing a woman whose bones were found in a forest was charged on Tuesday with the slaying of the woman’s 2-year-old daughter, whose body was discovered dumped in a suitcase 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) away from her mother’s remains.

Daniel Holdom, 41, was charged with the murder of Khandalyce Pearce, whose body was found on the side of a road in South Australia earlier this year, New South Wales police said.

The charges come two months after Holdom was charged with the murder of Khandalyce’s mother, 20-year-old Karlie Jade Pearce-Stevenson, and seven years after police say the pair were killed at different times and in different locations.

Police believe Holdom killed the little girl days after killing her mother, Superintendent Mick Willing told reporters in Sydney on Tuesday. Both suffered “violent deaths,” he said.