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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

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application/pdf

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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

25. By his actions he was also in breach of a domestic violence order (DVO). When asked by Police in an interview why he repeatedly kicked the victim he said, "We' 11 leave it at that, I want to go to prison". 26. He was sentenced to eleven months imprisonment for the first assault and 8 months imprisonment for the second. His sentences were to be suspended after serving 6 months on entering into conditions that included anger management and an alcohol rehabilitation program. Mr Scrutton was released from prison at the beginning of March 2008. 27. Two months later in early May 2008 he was "jealousing". He took his belt off and beat K wementyaye causing swelling, bruising and pain. 28. On 9 May 2008 he called her over to where he was drinking. She went over and provided him with food. She was walking back to her residence when he kicked her to the throat. He was wearing 'riding boots'. She was knocked unconscious and was found by family bleeding from the mouth and having difficulty breathing. 29. Kwementyaye refused to make a complaint or provide a statement. She said she would have further problems with him if he was sent to gaol. Victim Impact Statement 2 30. A Victim Impact Statement of 3 October 2008 reads: "I would like Stanley to get help from CAAPU". 3 1. There were three separate assaults on K wementyaye before the Magistrate on that occasion. At the time of all three, Mr Scrutton was subject to a DVO. He was sentenced to imprisonment for a total period of 24 months. The minimum term was set at 14 months. The assaults happened over a single week in September 2008: 5


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