Spalding shooting: Sons denounce killer father as terrorist

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Spalding shooting: Sons denounce killer father as terrorist
Spalding shooting: Sons denounce killer father as terrorist

Spalding shooting: Sons denounce killer father as terrorist

Spalding shooting: Sons denounce killer father as terrorist
Spalding shooting: Sons denounce killer father as terrorist

Two brothers whose father shot dead their mother and sister have described him as a “terrorist”.

Lance Hart, 57, killed his wife Claire, 50, and daughter Charlotte, 19, outside a swimming pool in Spalding last July.

His sons, Luke and Ryan, said they had endured a “lifetime of struggle” with his controlling behaviour.

“He had nothing to live for other than killing us,” Luke, 27, told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

The murders happened days after Mrs Hart had left the family home following a breakdown in the couple’s marriage.

Hart shot the pair with a single-barrel shotgun in the swimming pool car park before turning the weapon on himself.

‘Inexplicable anger’

Luke said it was his father’s final act to ensure the family could not live without him. He had left a 12-page suicide note saying “revenge is a dish served cold”.

“Someone like our father was a terrorist. He was planning to kill all of us three weeks before killing them,” Luke said.

“When it’s your own father… the anger is inexplicable. It’s so complicated and horrible and the media treated it like a one-off, but for us it was a culmination of a lifetime of struggle.”

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