Sex worker ‘murdered couple and their newborn baby in devastating house fire’

A sex worker allegedly murdered a couple and their three-week-old baby in a house fire.

Abigail Forrest, 19, Inderpal Singh, 28, and little Ivy Forrest died in the blaze in Melbourne, Australia, back in December.

The fire gutted their two-bedroom townhouse along with two other properties.

Jenny Hayes, 46, was arrested a day later and charged with murder and arson causing death, the NCA Newswire reports.

The alleged killer did not know any of the victims, police said.

Hayes pleaded not guilty to the charges during a hearing at Melbourne Magistrates Court.

She will soon face trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria, with a pre-trial hearing scheduled for next week.

Abigail's sister Emily said she had the “biggest, boldest personality”.

She added: “She was an amazing mum; she just took to it like a duck to water. I’m so incredibly proud of her.

“She was absolutely smitten. She was so over the moon to become a mum and she did so well.”

Emily also described Inderpal as a “very loving man” who adored his family.

During the fire, neighbours tried to break an upstairs window to free the parents and their child.

However, they were forced back by the flames – which tore through the property in minutes.

The family had moved in just three weeks before the fire, the court previously heard.

Earlier this month, a family of five were crushed to death in a tragic collision between two lorries.

Marcio Ramos de Souza, 45, his wife Dina Charlen, 39, their two young children and 14-year-old niece, Kethenen Wenil were all killed in the horrifying accident.

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The family had been travelling in the same car in northern Brazil on Monday, April 19, when a lorry slowed in front of them and another came from behind.

Firefighters responded to the horrific crash on the BR-316 motorway in Santa Maria do Para, to cut each family member out of the vehicle but all were pronounced dead at the scene.

Federal Highway Police afterwards launched an investigation into the five deaths.

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