A jury at the inquest into the stabbing of Rachael Slack, Andrew Cairns and their son, Auden, has reached the verdict that Ms. Slack was unlawfully killed by Cairns. In part, her death was minimally contributed to by a failure to impress upon her that she was at high risk of homicide.
The jury also found Auden Slack was unlawfully killed by Cairns and in part his death was minimally contributed to by a failure to impress upon his mother that he was at high risk of serious injury or homicide, and a failure to discuss with his mother adequate steps of protection.
Andrew Cairns was found to have taken his own life.
A Coroner's report has made recommendations after an inquest found Rachael Slack and her son were unlawfully killed by her former partner.
A timeline of the events surrounding the stabbing of Rachael Slack, Andrew Cairns and their two-year old son, Auden.
The inquest on a mentally ill patient found stabbed to death with his ex-partner and their son in Derbyshire will hear further evidence.