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Coroners Act In the matter of Coronial Findings and Recommendation into the Death of Mr Owen King pursuant to section 46B dated 3 December 2003

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Title

Coroners Act In the matter of Coronial Findings and Recommendation into the Death of Mr Owen King pursuant to section 46B dated 3 December 2003

Other title

Tabled paper 1290

Collection

Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2004-05-18

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/284440

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/408390

Page content

IN THE CORONERS COURT AT ALICE SPRINGS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA No. A0055/2002 In the matter of an Inquest into the death of OWEN KING ON 24 JUNE 2002AT ALICE SPRINGS HOSPITAL FINDINGS (Delivered 3 December 2003) Mr GREG CAYANAGH SM: THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE INQUEST 1. Owen King (the deceased) died at about 12:10pm on 24 June 2002 at Alice Springs Hospital from natural causes, namely lobar pneumonia. 2. The death occurred after the deceased had been released from protective custody at Alice Springs Police Station. The deceased had been apprehended pursuant to S128 of the Police Administration Act on two occasions on 23 June 2002. He was initially taken into protective custody at 4.53am on 23 June 2002 when he was found outside the Alice Springs Post Office in Hartley Street. He was taken to the Watch House and placed in protective custody until his release at 9.42am. He was apprehended again at 4.29pm near Adelaide House. 3. Shortly after his arrival at the Watch House on the second occasion it became apparent that he was unwell and in urgent need of medical attention. He was immediately conveyed to Alice Springs Hospital where despite intensive and aggressive medical intervention he died on 24 June 2002. l


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