Mother of three boys whose husband murdered them all by driving his car into a dam on Father’s Day suddenly dies
- A mother, whose boys died in a triple murder in 2005, has died suddenly
- Cindy Gambino was dubbed a ‘warrior of justice’ by her ‘shattered’ family
- Her kids died when their father drove the family car into a Melbourne dam
A Victorian mother whose three children perished at the hands of their father in a case that shocked Australia has suddenly died after a ‘medical episode’.
Cindy Gambino, 50, passed away despite the best efforts of her husband and medics who tried to revive her on Tuesday.
On Father’s Day 2005, Ms Gambino’s ex-husband Robert Farquharson drove a car into a dam with their three boys Jai, Tyler and Bailey inside. He left them to die.
The family of Ms Gambino (pictured) are ‘shattered’ at her unexpected death
The family car (pictured) after it was submerged in a dam by Ms Gambino’s ex-husband, killing her children inside
Jai, Bailey and Tyler Farquharson (pictured left to right) perished when their dad drove them into a dam along the Princess Highway in Melbourne
Ms Gambino’s family issued a statement dubbing Gambino as a ‘warrior of justice’ since losing her three boys and sharing their ‘sincere thanks’ to all who supported her.
Ms Gambino attracted sympathy across the nation after Farquharson was convicted of the horrific triple murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole some two years after the crime.
Farquharson lost two subsequent appeals.
Meanwhile, after the tragedy Ms Gambino married her ‘devoted’ husband, Stephen Moules, who she had more children with.
‘Through unfathomable tragedy and suffering came new hope, with Cindy and Stephen going on to have two sons, Hezekiah and Isaiah,’ the family’s statement read.
Her death, which was completely unexpected, has brought ‘deep sadness’ to the ‘shattered’ family.
Triple killer Robert Farquharson (left) and Cindy Gambino (centre) at the funeral of the three boys in 2005
The death of Ms Gambino (pictured in Melbourne) whose passing was completely unexpected, has brought ‘deep sadness’ to the ‘shattered’ family.
How the triple murder unfolded
On September 4, 2005, the 37-year-old Robert Farquharson had been on a Father’s Day outing with his three sons, Jai, 10, Tyler, 7 and Bailey, 2
The 12-person jury found the Victorian man swam to safety while leaving the boys – Jai, 10, Tyler, 7 and Bailey, 2 – to drown in the dam at Winchelsea, south-west of Melbourne, on Father’s Day, 2005.