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Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017

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Title

Coroners Act In the matter of the Coroner's Findings and Recommendations regarding the death of Ms Wendy Murphy and Ms Natalie McCormack dated 14 March 2017

Other title

Tabled Paper 242

Collection

Tabled Papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2017-03-16

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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Copyright

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/271492

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/432582

Page content

money. Mr Scrutton struck Kwementyaye to the face with his hand causing her nose and mouth to bleed. Later that night he dragged her by the hair, kicked her to the head and torso and stomped on her head. She required surgery to her left elbow and sustained severe bruising. 20. On that occasion he was sentenced to nine months imprisonment suspended after two months on condition that he attend and complete the program at CAAPU (a rehabilitation facility). He didn't complete the program. 21. Before 28 August 2007 there were another six times that Police were involved due to domestic violence. Those included a time when Mr Scrutton kicked Kwementyaye to the face for which he served 6 months in prison. 22. It is a terrible truth that there were so many recorded assaults on Kwementyaye that it is not necessary to detail all of them to make clear the horrendous nature of the violence she experienced. 23. The Police facts of 28 August 2007 state: "The defendant began shouting at the victim as she entered House 11. He pushed her onto the bed. The defendant then kicked the victim repeatedly. The defendant, with boots on, kicked the victim twice on the right side of her face and once on the left side of her face. The defendant continued to repeatedly kick the victim on the back of her head, on her back and throughout her abdominal and kidney region as she lay unconscious on the bed" 24. Then a few days later on 1 September 2007: "The defendant was drinking with his family ... at about 2000hrs the defendant approached the victim and hit her with his right elbow and forearm causing the victim to fall to the ground" 4


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