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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104. A statement was then obtained from the relative who had been present. He confirmed that he had purchased a 30 pack of VB that morning at 1 O.OOam with Mr Swan. They had drunk it and then he had driven Mr Swan to the residence. Mr Swan went inside and he heard a scream. Mr Swan came out and they left. 105. Mr Swan was charged, bailed and the matter adjourned to 5 February 2015. 106. The Department of Children and Families were again notified. When speaking to the caseworker Kwementyaye described her relationship as a "good relationship even though there was lots of domestic violence". She said she didn't regard the incident as a serious incident. 107. When Mr Swan was interviewed, he said there was no domestic violence and that his children were well cared for. He agreed things had been escalating recently and put that down to stress from mates and family passing away. He agreed that he had a "quick temper" but said that he had developed the ability to control it by walking away. 108. He said he drank only once a month and then only 8- 10 cans. He said that he grew up with violence and fighting and didn't want that for his children. 109. The charges were mentioned before the court on 5 February 2015 and adjourned to 19 March 2015 for a "contest mention". 110. On 19 March 2015, Kwementyaye attended court with Mr Swan. She approached his lawyer and asked that a statement be taken from her because she wished to drop the charges. She was referred to Ms Laia Dominguez of the Victim Support and Advocacy Service. 18
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