Ipswich domestic violence survivor relives moment psychotic ex tried to ...

Brave domestic violence survivor relives the traumatic moment her psychotic ex tried to massacre her and her family before killing himself - as his sick posts to a revenge porn website are revealed Domestic violence survivor has told how her ex-partner tried to kill her family Father-of-four Neil de Graaf crashed into home of ex-partner's mother in 2016  He used jerry cans to splash accelerant around home in Ipswich, Queensland  The ex-partner April Wilmot, then 23, escaped but de Graaf died from his burns She has told how in hours before she pleaded for him to take down revenge porn 

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 17:15 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 17:23 BST, 27 September 2020

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April Wilmot (pictured) narrowly escaped after her former partner set her mother's home on fire while she was inside with her family

April Wilmot (pictured) narrowly escaped after her former partner set her mother's home on fire while she was inside with her family

A brave domestic violence survivor has told how her ex-partner tried to massacre her family by ramming his BMW into her mother's home before killing himself as he set the house on fire.

Father-of-four and unemployed banker Neil de Graaf, 37, crashed his car into the home in Ipswich, south-east Queensland, in November 2016 while his former partner April Wilmot, then 23, was inside.

De Graaf used jerry cans and a gas bottle to splash fire accelerant around the home and set it alight.

Ms Wilmot, her mother, her teenage brother and his girlfriend barricaded themselves in a bathroom and escaped with minor injuries - but her ex-partner suffered burns to 95 per cent of his body and died in hospital the next day.

Almost four years later, the young woman has revealed how in the hours leading up to the attack she had been pleading with him to take down photos he claimed were of her on a revenge porn website.

She said she had not seen him for a year after breaking up with him, but was drawn back in after being told by a mutual friend of theirs De Graaf was having a hard time.

De Graaf that day had posted a sexual photo claiming to be of Ms Wilmot - but actually of someone who looked like her - to a revenge porn website

De Graaf that day had posted a sexual

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