The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012
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. . . . . . .. . . . " ntnews.com.aullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllill111111111111111111111-11111111111111111111111111111111111IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIItlIIIIIIIIIIIllnllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll~IIIIIIIII~1111111111111111111111111111 NEWS . . .'. + By MEAGAN DILLON A TERRITORY coroner was yesterday urged to fmd that Azaria Chamberlain was killed by Ii dingo. Coroner Elizabeth Morris heard evidence of 14 serious dingo attacks on humans, three of them fatal. Barrister ReX' Wild QC said the evidence was "sufficient" to reach a fmal conclusion about the baby's death. " You can go no further than to fmd that Azaria was taken by a dingo," he said. The Chamberlains' lawyer; Stuart Tipple, said there had always been two theories about l).ow the girl died that she was murdered by her mother or taken by a dingo. "You can competently fmd that the murder theory is preposterous," he said. Lindy ChamberlainCreighton has always maintained that she saw a dingo take Azaria from a tent at Uluru on August 17, 1980. In 0 You can go no fl,.lrther than to find that Azaria was taken by a dingo turned an "open" fmding- in 1995. She said there were 239 attacks in Queensland alone. Mr Wild, the counsel assisting the coroner, said the new evidence proved that dingoes were capable of killing children - material that may not have been available in the 1980s. He also said the legal test had never been to prove that a dingo was guilty of killing Azaria but rather whether the Chamberlains were complicit in her death. "That's a different situation that you have been asked to embark upon today by the Chamberlain family," he told the fourth coronial inquest in Darwin. 01 Mr Tipple said the court should now be "compelled" to fmd in favour of the dingo theory. Coronial investigator Anne Lade compileq a report detailing dingo attacks since the last inquest - which re Ms Morris said she needed time to consider the material and would hand down her fmdings later. Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton in Darwin yesterday for the inquest into the death of her daughter, Azaria Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Bridge Toyota Used Car Event Last day today BRING IN: - Your trade-in - Drivers Licence - Current payslip (finance) - Your registration papers Bridge Toyota is the place to make an offer for the best used car deal. Darwin 1300 532 742 @ BRIDG All makes and models to choose from. No deposit finance" $500 OF FREE FUEL There's more to life with Bridge Toyota . bridgetoyota.com.au Hatchbacks, sedans, ,,"x4's, commercials and utes. Plus all day free sausage '. . sizzle & drinks! . Palmerston 1300 857 424 1 Stuart Highway Where customers come first DARWIN CITY & PALMERSTON 79 Chung W~h Tce 'ror used cars purchased and delivered between 23rd and 25th February 2012 at Bridge Toyota. Fledeemable by eftpos or debit card. Not applicable with any other offer. ' For approved applicants of Toyota Financial Services only. Conditions, fees and charges apply. Toyota Financial Services is a division of Toyota Finance Australia Limited 48 002 435 181, Australian Credit License 392536. L'oMJOOl BlOO5O www.ntnews.com.au