RAY MARTIN: Lauren's face and skull had been slashed with heavy fibro cutters. Like being beaten with the sharp-end of an axe.
PAT HUXLEY: When I saw the x-rays it was unbelievable.
CHRISTINE HUXLEY: I walked out...
PAT HUXLEY: The only thing holding her skull together was her skin.
CHRISTINE HUXLEY: You know how you have a boiled egg and you crack that boiled egg and it shatters. That is what her skull looked like, it was just all in pieces.
RAY MARTIN: How many cuts were there?
DR RICHARD VICKERS: Approximately seven clear, distinct lacerations to her scalp and face.
RAY MARTIN: Leading facial surgeon Richard Vickers is often asked to beat the odds.
DR RICHARD VICKERS: Her facial bones are all in jagged pieces.
RAY MARTIN: This much damage usually means a high-speed car crash, with little chance of survival.
DR RICHARD VICKERS: I thought she only had a 5% chance of living and if she did survive she would have permanent brain damage.
RAY MARTIN: Richard, how did she survive?
DR RICHARD VICKERS: I don't know, Ray.
Photos of the Huxley Family, via Telegraph link.
Lauren and her family featured on 60 Minutes last night. I wept.
I wept for Lauren's loss. She has been physically damaged by the attack and faces more physiotherapy.
I wept for the Huxley's loss.
I wept that someone could do this to a child, Lauren at 18 was still the Huxley's child.
I wept for the anger of Lauren's father.
No one should go through this pain or this anger.
Update: Pogria has put a link in the comments to a television programme about this shocking murder. I knew of this murder of a family, too.