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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



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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make a statement nor did she want Mr Swan removed. She said they would sort it out. 60. On 10 May 2008, Kwementyaye called "000" again and said that Mr Swan was hitting her and the children. Police attended and were told there had been an argument earlier. Kwementyaye had asked Mr Swan to come and remove his belongings from the house. Due to the mounting number of domestic violence related episodes the Police removed Mr Swan and took out mutual DVOs. 61. On 20 December 2008, Kwementyaye and Mr Swan were drinking together at the Casino. On return to the residence K wementyaye asked for her car keys. Mr Swan refused to give them to her and during the ensuing argument she said he pulled her hair with one hand and punched her to the head three or four times with the other hand. She walked to the phone box and called Police. She provided a statement to Police in which she said "I want this to stop; I need a break from him. I want him charged for assaulting me and to leave me alone". 62. On 21 February 2009, Kwementyaye called Police to ask why Mr Swan had been remanded in custody. She said she wished for the charges to be withdrawn. She said she needed him at home to assist with the children. 63. On 26 February 2009, she attended the Police Station and completed a statement stating that Mr Swan didn't hit her and the injuries Police had photographed were received when she had fallen over drunk. She said she called Police because she thought they could get her car keys for her. She said that following that incident they had decided not to drink alcohol and had not done so. The charges were later withdrawn. 64. On 28 June 2009, she made a statement to the Police requesting a DVO. She stated that they had argued. He was leaving and before he left she II

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