Rohan Dennis and the murder of Melissa Hoskins: the words of the family

The family of Melissa Hoskins released the first words after the murder

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Rohan Dennis and the murder of Melissa Hoskins: the words of the family
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Cyclist Rohan Dennis has been accused of killing his wife Melissa Hoskins after hitting her with his car. The former time trial world champion is currently out on bail awaiting trial next March. the funeral of the former ocean champion will take place in the next few days in Perth, while a commemoration ceremony will take place in Adelaide on the occasion of the start of the Tour Down Under.

However, in these last hours, new details of the private life of the cyclist are emerging, who was apparently the protagonist of other violent episodes. The Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport revealed that a source confessed that in 2019, the cyclist had a furious argument with Heinrich Haussler, during the Amgen Tour of California.

Haussler confirmed the fact by explaining how it was not something violent, denying the presence of shots and things like that.

Rohan Dennis and the murder of Melissa Hoskins

His former team manager Brend Copeland drew a portrait of him that was certainly not edifying: "It was never easy to understand which Rohan Dennis was talking to.

As if two different people lived together in him. He had his own psychologist. We often worked with him. Lots of calls, to try to deal with the situations in the best possible way. We put a lot of effort into it."

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The family of Melissa Hoskins released some official statements: "Words cannot describe our pain, sadness and tragic situation.

We are devastated and are still struggling to come to terms with what happened. We didn't just lose a daughter and a sister. But her children also lost their mother, a free spirit, a generous woman, with a big heart, patient and full of joy in life.

She was the rock of their and our lives. We must honor her memory so they can grow up knowing who he was, what he stood for, and what he gave to all whose lives he touched. We now ask the media to respect our privacy and that of Melissa's children."

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