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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

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Title

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

Other title

Tabled Paper 242

Collection

Tabled Papers for 13th Assembly 2016 - 2020; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2017-03-16

Description

Deemed

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Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

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application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/271492

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/432582

Page content

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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