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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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98. The Police then spoke to Mr Swan. He admitted only that there had been an argument and he left. 99. Police then spoke to Kwementyaye and Mr Swan together. They stated that they loved each other very much and had made arrangements to speak to a counsellor. They both stated that they wanted to do the best thing for the family and both agreed to have a break from alcohol. They said they were both employed and they wished to make a genuine attempt at fixing their relationship. 100. On 22 November 2014 at 2.42pm, Kwementyaye once more called Police. She said that Mr Swan had come home intoxicated and had hit her in the mouth with his fist. Police attended. She told them that Mr Swan had attended the residence at about 8.00am in the morning intoxicated. She asked him to leave. He did. 101. But he then returned at about 2.30pm. He was intoxicated. He started questioning Kwementyaye where she had been the night before and then grabbed her lip, pulled it and hit her in the face with his right hand. The assault caused a cut to her right eye, a cut to her lip and swelling to her face. He then left with a relative. The children were said to have been present and observed the assaults. 102. Photos of the injuries were taken and a statement obtained from K wementyaye. That was only the second time that K wementyaye had cooperated with Police in having Mr Swan charged for an assault. The first was in 2009 and she had recanted on that occasion. 103. A Victim Impact Statement was completed. She stated: "I don't want Nathan to go to gaol, I want him to go to anger management and get some counselling." 17

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