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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71. Police located him at his mother's house and there was a 40 minute stand off during which he was very aggressive, leading to First Class Constable Adrian Keogh unholstering his taser. Mr Swan said he wanted to fight Police and wanted to be tasered. He wasn't. He eventually calmed and got into the Police vehicle. He was arrested, charged and imprisoned for 10 days for being in breach of the DVO. 72. When Kwementyaye made a statement of the events. She wrote: "We currently have domestic violence orders against each other that say that we can't be near each other when we are drinking and that we can't threaten or hurt each other or to damage each other's property. This is because there has been such a long history of violence between us." 73. Mr Swan conceded to the staff from Family and Children's Services that he had a "fiery temper" made worse by alcohol. He was referred to EASA for counselling. 74. On that same day, 11 February 2012 Kwementyaye took the children to the Alice Springs Women's Shelter. She disclosed that Mr Swan had tried to choke her "a couple of years ago". She said that when he is drunk he gets really close to her face and yells at her and pushes her about. She said that Mr Swan becomes aggressive and violent when drunk. 75. She intimated that he was angry on this occasion because she had been out the night before. Indeed, Mr Swan getting angry when she went out seemed to be a theme of their relationship. 76. From 17 February 2012 she went home from the shelter for sleepovers. She left the shelter on 19 February 2012 saying she would move in with her Auntie. Mr Swan told her that he was sorry and asked that she return to the house. 13