A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.
A 21-year-old Coast man caught with more than 800 child porn images has told a court some of them dated back to when he was in Year 9 at school.

Man accused of killing parents relentlessly beaten as child

A TRIAL against a son accused of killing his parents at their property in country Victoria, has heard he and his siblings were relentlessly beaten as children.

David Thomas, 36, is on trial for the brutal murders of Mr Thomas Snr and his wife Pauline at Wangaratta last April.

The Herald reported Mr Thomas' sister Bernadette Cameron had described her father as an abusive disciplinarian who would punish his children with sticks and a belt named "Joey".

Mr Thomas Snr was shot in the heart while Mrs Thomas was strangled.

The trial continues in Melbourne.


Extensive rain could trigger floodwater releases

Extensive rain could trigger floodwater releases

Wivenhoe Dam unlikely to be opened

Lake closed following routine testing

Lake closed following routine testing

Routine testing indicated high levels of bacteria in the water