Oatland parents forgive man responsible for killing their children
Eight-year-old Sienna Abdallah was killed alongside siblings Angelina, 12, and Antony, 13, and their cousin Veronique Sakr, 13, when Samuel William Davidson’s ute mounted the kerb on February 1.
Samuel Davidson pleaded guilty to four counts of manslaughter.
The siblings’ parents, Danny and Leila Abdallah spoke to 7News about the guilty verdict.
“We welcome the plea, the guilty plea, so the good thing is we’re not going to be dragged through court,” Danny said.
“I don’t want anger, bitterness and revenge in my household today.”
The family have remarkably forgiven Davidson, drawing on their faith for strength throughout the ordeal.
“We are all broken and there is obviously some justice to be served,” Leila said.
“He made a mistake and there are consequences for every mistake you make.”
Danny agrees, saying: “Forgiveness and justice go hand in hand and you can’t have one without the other.”
A total of 34 charges were laid against Davidson with all but seven of them dropped which left four counts of manslaughter and three counts related to three other children injured in the crash.
Danny has urged families to love your children.
“Hug your kids tight, love them, treasure every moment,” says Danny.
This article originally appeared on Over60.