Man Murders Woman 2017 – 31 January 2017


A fifth man is responsible for the death of a woman in Australia in 2017.

40 year old Teresa Bradford was stabbed to death by her estranged husband David Bradford, 52, in her Matas Drive, Pimpana home on Tuesday 31st January.

Mr Bradford murdered Teresa in front of their children before killing himself. He had been freed on bail on serious domestic violence charges just two weeks before.

He had been charged with four domestic violence offences including choking, assault occasioning bodily harm, deprivation of liberty and common assault and was to have faced a committal hearing in March.

Teresa was a mother of 4 children, three of whom ran to a neighbour’s home to raise the alarm.

Our hearts are with Teresa’s beloved children, extended family & friends at this horribly sad time.




The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here, with the 2017 summary listed here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on these pages where we are aware of them.

At the end of 2016, approximately 92% of the perpetrators charged with the murder, manslaughter or otherwise in relation to the death of women in Australia in 2016 were male. Where perpetrators were identified, 94% of women were killed by male perpetrators (91%) or male and female perpetrators. Only 6% of women’s deaths were caused by women acting alone.

The count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia is jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will not intentionally publish posts or comments which do this.

Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally or legally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.

Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia

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