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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

Notes

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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Copyright

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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

11. On nine occasions the allegation was that she was kicked to the face and head. 12. On eight occasions the allegation included being kicked to the ribs or the lower back and on three occasions she was punched and kicked until unconsciOus. 13. Mr S crutton is first recorded by Police as assaulting K wementyaye in May of 2003. She said that he kicked her in the ribs and chest. She was taken to the Hospital. However she did not wish to make a complaint. 14. In June the following year he again assaulted her. The assault left her with a black eye. But again she did not wish to make a complaint. She said he was drunk. 15. The following day Police once again had cause to talk to K wementyaye after it was reported she had again been assaulted. He had thrown his shoe at her striking her in the face. But again she did not wish to complain. 16. The following month Kwementyaye was dragged and kicked by Mr Scrutton. Her legs were hurting but she did not wish to make a complaint. 17. On some of the occasions that Police were able to take action Victim Impact Statements were obtained. They are of some assistance in understanding the way she viewed the violence. Victim Impact Statement 1 18. The first, dated 9 May 2005, reads: "I don't want Stanley to go to gaol. He only gets cheeky when he's been drinking a lot. He would not get in trouble if he didn't drink so much. Stanley is a good man if he is not drinking". 19. That Victim Impact Statement was obtained in relation to allegations that while drinking together at the Gap View Motel they began to argue over 3


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