Couple found dead in Leonay house

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Police are continuing to investigate an apparent murder-suicide that has rocked the community of Leonay.

Just after 11am today, police were called to a home on Pleasant Place after concerns were raised for residents in the premises.

On arrival, police located the bodies of a man and a woman.

It is understood the deceased couple are Raymond and Margaret Sutton, both in their 70s.

In an incredible twist, Mr and Mrs Sutton was convicted of killing their severely disabled son more than a decade ago. They pleaded guilty to the 2001 manslaughter of their son Matthew, who was blind from birth and had intellectual difficulties.

He had been scheduled to undergo an operation that would have left him deaf for three months and without a sense of taste. They were sentenced to a five year good behaviour bond.

Officers attached to Penrith Local Area Command, assisted by Crime Scene investigators, have established a crime scene at the Pleasant Place house, which will continue to be forensically examined.

Police are not looking for any suspects in relation to the incident. 

Police investigate the scene at Leonay. Photo: Matt Black Productions

Next door neighbour Brenda Turner told The Sunday Telegraph it was a terrible end to a family tragedy.

“They kept pretty much to themselves. It’s pretty sad really. You have neighbours and they look like they have it all together and everything’s in control but they are suffering greatly. It’s sad,” she said.

“I did not see them for a couple of weeks before I went away. I am very saddened by it. You think they are going about their life and everything is ok but it is not. It’s sad for everyone.

Mrs Turner said the couple were reclusive and had lived at the Pleasant Pl home for 10 years.

“They haven’t been friendly with anybody around here. I would be surprised if they shared a cup of tea with anyone,” she said.

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