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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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Kwementyaye Nelson 210. On 28 December 2012 Kwementyaye Nelson died due to injuries received in an assault upon her by her partner at Abbotts Camp, Alice Springs. She was 22 years of age. The circumstances were as follows: In February 2012 a DVO was taken out against her partner Sebastian to protect her. One of its conditions was that he was not to approach her whilst intoxicated. On 24 December 2012 the deceased was with her partner at Abbott's Camp. They were consuming alcohol throughout the day. Later that night there was a party at House 4 with about fifty people dancing in and around the house. Sebastian saw the deceased dancing in the house near another male. He became jealous. He punched the male and then punched the deceased and pulled her to the ground. Sebastian then dragged her out into the yard, picked up a piece of concrete in both hands and hit the deceased on the head. He then hit her about the head with a stick and walked away leaving the deceased bleeding profusely. She stopped breathing and was taken to Hospital. She had massive intracranial haemorrhage and died 4 days later. On 11 April 2014 Sebastian Kunoth-Kelly was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months for manslaughter of the deceased with a minimum term of 7 years. Kwementyaye Coulthard 211. On 19 February 2013 Kwementyaye Coulthard was killed. She was just 24 years of age. The circumstances: At 7.30 pm on Tuesday 19 February 2013 the deceased and her partner, Everett Wheeler purchased food and a carton of VB from the IGA store located on Flynn Drive, Alice Springs. They walked toward Larapinta Valley Camp. They entered bushland adjoining the Camp and began eating and consuming the beer. 33

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