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Man admits murdering former partner, new boyfriend and daughter after setting bedroom on fire 

A man has admitted to murdering his ex partner, his teenage daughter, and his ex partner’s new boyfriend by setting their room on fire while they slept. 

The brutal attack was carried out against Tanya Burmeister, 32, David Griffiths, 39, and Zoe Burmeister, 15, on March 1 this year.

Abusive street beggar Darren Patrick Clover, 52, pleaded guilty to committing the murder after originally denying that he lit the fatal fire, the Herald Sun reported. 

The brutal attack was carried out against Tanya Burmeister, 32, David Griffiths, 39, and Zoe Burmeister, 15, on March 1 this year (pictured: Tanya and Zoe Burmeister) 

The brutal attack was carried out against Tanya Burmeister, 32, David Griffiths, 39, and Zoe Burmeister, 15, on March 1 this year. (pictured: Ms Burmeister's partner, David Griffiths)

The brutal attack was carried out against Tanya Burmeister, 32, David Griffiths, 39, and Zoe Burmeister, 15, on March 1 this year. (pictured: Ms Burmeister’s partner, David Griffiths)

Darren Patrick Clover, 52, (pictured) pleaded guilty to committing the murder after originally denying that he lighted the fatal fire

Darren Patrick Clover, 52, (pictured) pleaded guilty to committing the murder after originally denying that he lighted the fatal fire

Clover filled up a can with petrol before driving to the old Footscray rope factory on Ballarat Road, inner-west Melbourne where his ex partner and her family were squatting. 

He doused their only potential escape route with petrol before setting the room alight.  

After a short while the flames caused an explosion in the factory building which left no possibility of any of the victims surviving. 

According to police the bodies of the trio were found huddled together after the flames were extinguished. 

Clover had reportedly threatened to burn Ms Burmeister to death in the weeks leading up to the murder.  

Clover filled up a can with petrol before driving to the old Footscray rope factory on Ballarat Road, inner-west Melbourne where his ex partner and her family were squatting

Clover filled up a can with petrol before driving to the old Footscray rope factory on Ballarat Road, inner-west Melbourne where his ex partner and her family were squatting

He doused their only potential escape route with petrol before setting the room alight

He doused their only potential escape route with petrol before setting the room alight

After a short while the flames caused an explosion in the factory building which left no possibility of any of the victims' surviving

After a short while the flames caused an explosion in the factory building which left no possibility of any of the victims’ surviving

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