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Final words Central Coast killer told ex’s mother

On the 25th anniversary of the Central Coast massacre the mother of the killer’s ex-girlfriend has spoken out for the first time.

Ann Gannan has clear memories of her last encounter with Malcolm Baker, only weeks before he killed six people at Terrigal on the New South Wales Central Coast.

Baker, who was 43-years-old at the time of the massacre in 1992, tried to run Ms Gannan over before making a chilling threat to her and her family.

On the 25th anniversary of the Central Coast massacre the mother of the killer’s ex-girlfriend, Lisa Gannan (pictured), has spoken out for the first time

Ms Gannan (pictured) has clear memories of her last encounter with Malcolm Baker, only weeks before he killed six people at Terrigal on the New South Wales Central Coast

Ms Gannan (pictured) has clear memories of her last encounter with Malcolm Baker, only weeks before he killed six people at Terrigal on the New South Wales Central Coast

Baker (pictured), who was 43-years-old in 1992, tried to run over Ann before making a chilling threat to her and her family

Baker (pictured), who was 43-years-old in 1992, tried to run over Ann before making a chilling threat to her and her family

‘Then he called out something like: “I’m going to take the lot of youse out,” and I really panicked then. I went back to Lisa [her other daughter] and told her and we were all scared,’ she told News.com.au.

Ms Gannan was right to be afraid of the unemployed mechanic, as he later wrote a kill list and went on a murder spree with a sawn-off 12 gauge shotgun.

‘He was the type of person he had to be in control. You’d just get a sense that something was amiss and if you see that you know trouble’s coming,’ she said.

‘I already knew it, I’d seen it in the girls [Kerryann and Lisa Gannon]. I’d seen the girls getting scared.’

Ms Gannan was right to be afraid of the unemployed mechanic, as he later wrote a kill list and went on a murder spree with a sawn-off 12 gauge shotgun (pictured is Leslie Read)

Ms Gannan was right to be afraid of the unemployed mechanic, as he later wrote a kill list and went on a murder spree with a sawn-off 12 gauge shotgun (pictured is Leslie Read)

On the night of the massacre Baker (pictured) went to the house where Ms Gannon's daughter, Kerryann, lived with her new boyfriend Chris Hall, sister Lisa and father Thomas

On the night of the massacre Baker (pictured) went to the house where Ms Gannon’s daughter, Kerryann, lived with her new boyfriend Chris Hall, sister Lisa and father Thomas

On the night of the massacre, Baker went to the house where Ms Gannon’s daughter Kerryann, lived with her new boyfriend Chris Hall, sister Lisa and father Thomas.

Smashing the front window with his gun, he chased the couple through the house and gunned them down, killing Kerryann.

Chris Hall survived despite being shot in the face.

Ann said he crawled up to Kerryann as she lay in the hallway dying, and she told him she loved her mother and wanted to make peace. 

Smashing the front window with his gun, he chased the couple through the house and gunned them down, killing Ms Gannan's (pictured) daughter Kerryann

Smashing the front window with his gun, he chased the couple through the house and gunned them down, killing Ms Gannan’s (pictured) daughter Kerryann

Baker then drove  to his 27-year-old son David Baker's home in Bateau Bay, and killed him on arrival with a gunshot to the back of the head (pictured is Kerryann Gannan)

Baker then drove to his 27-year-old son David Baker’s home in Bateau Bay, and killed him on arrival with a gunshot to the back of the head (pictured is Kerryann Gannan)

Baker then shot Tom in the kitchen, and when he found Lisa – eight-months pregnant – sleeping on the sofa he shot her in the face too. 

On leaving the home he saw Tom, wounded in the shoulder, on the the front lawn and killed him with a bullet to the head.

Baker then drove to his 27-year-old son David Baker’s home in Bateau Bay, and killed him on arrival with a gunshot to the back of the head.

From there Baker drove to Wyong, intending to take revenge on Ross Smith, 35, who he blamed for a failed business deal that cost Baker a housing deposit.

From there Baker drove to Wyong, intending to take revenge on Ross Smith, 35, who he blamed for a failed business deal that cost Baker a housing deposit (pictured is Matthew Baker)

From there Baker drove to Wyong, intending to take revenge on Ross Smith, 35, who he blamed for a failed business deal that cost Baker a housing deposit (pictured is Matthew Baker)

He killed Smith in the bath, shooting pregnant Leslie Read, 25, after breaking down their front door.

Baker’s hit list wasn’t finished, and he planned to go to Sydney and murder the rest of the people on it.

Instead he visited a friend, John Thompson, who convinced Baker to hand himself in at a police station.

Baker was sentenced to life in jail without parole, and was one of the first six inmates sent to Goulburn Supermax jail’s High Risk Management Unit in 2001.

Police carrying a body out of the home in Terrigal where the Central Coast massacre began

Police carrying a body out of the home in Terrigal where the Central Coast massacre began

 

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