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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On 11 September 2008, during the course of an argument, Mr Scrutton kicked Kwementyaye to the head. She suffered swelling and bruising. For that Mr Scrutton was imprisoned for 6 months. On 15 September 2008, Mr Scrutton and Kwementyaye were drinking on the front lawn together. He punched her to the right side of her face and multiple times to the body. He threw her to the ground twice. She suffered bruising and swelling to her head, torso and limbs. She was taken to hospital for treatment. He was sentenced to 8 months imprisonment cumulative on the previous sentence. On 17 September 2008, Kwementyaye and Mr Scrutton were together and he became jealous and angry. She expressed a desire to go to her family and stood up to leave. He punched her to the face causing her to fall to the ground and then repeatedly kicked her to the face, head and body. She screamed and it was only due to the intervention of others that the beating stopped. She had severe swelling and bruising such that her right eye was completely shut. She had a laceration to the right eye that required suturing, a laceration to the top of her head, a very large bruise across her whole lower back and other bruising about her body. Those that had intervened called the Police. That led to the arrest of Mr Scrutton for the offences. He was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment for that assault cumulative on the other sentences. Victim Impact Statement 3 32. A Victim Impact Statement made on 2 February 2011 stated: "I get very sad when Stanley hits me. I get very scared and think one day he will go too far and I will end up dead. My kids would be without their mother. They would be so sad. 6