Troy Cassar-Daley sighted his hated stepfather down the barrel of a gun, and thought of pulling the trigger.
Unhappy and confused by his adored mum’s remarriage, he was a small boy out rabbit shooting when murder crossed his mind.
‘It was only a split-second thing, but I thought, this would be so easy – just pull the trigger and he’s be out of our lives. To this day I can’t believe how close I came to ending a man’s life, but I was a little boy, lonely and scared at the thought of losing my mother.’
Soon after, aged just seven, he was packed off from rural Grafton to live with his father in Sydney, where the schoolyard was paved with concrete and potentially lethal rifles weren’t allowed.
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