A WOMAN who was stabbed to death in her western Sydney home was heavily pregnant.
Police were called to a house in Mt Druitt in the early hours of Tuesday where Kirralee Paepaerei, 37, was found dead with multiple stab wounds.
A short time later, a 38-year-old man attended Mount Druitt Police Station, where he was arrested and taken to Nepean Hospital suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the man walked into the Mount Druitt Police Station last night with minor injuries. The mother-of-four had wounds to her face and chest.
A relative who did not wish to be named said Mr Paepaerei was supporting his son, who was distraught.
It is understood the woman’s teenage son left the house when the couple began arguing last night and that he found his mother’s body when he returned home.
Ms Dugo’s former partner, June Henry, posted a tribute to her online, saying he continued to look up to her even after they broke up.
“I can’t describe how he was, he’s very distraught”, Detective Inspector David Goddard said.
“I will definitely miss you woman, u always kept me on my toes”.
On scene: Police forensic officers at Chester Street, Mount Druitt, this morning.
Ms Dugo is the 63rd woman to die from violence in Australia this year, according to Destroy The Joint’s Counting Dead Women project.
Det Goddard said the woman was about seven months pregnant with her fifth child.
A sign in Mt Druitt, 150 metres from Ms Paepaerei’s home, reads “this community says no to domestic violence”. Weeks earlier, she had shared her love for the baby’s father and her de facto partner of one year, Josh Homann.
He wouldn’t confirm what would happen to her four other children.