Category Archives: Accidental Death

HARD TO PROVE ASSAULT DEATH – Monday May 27 2013

– Charges will not be laid in the case of a grandad who collapsed and died in front of police as he told them he had been attacked. Geoffrey Ashton, 78, collapsed in the foyer of Croydon police station. He … Continue reading

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TOURIST DIES IN JUNGLE – Monday May 20 2013

– A British backpacker has died while trekking through the Indonesian jungle after she drank suspected tainted alcohol, police say. Cheznye Emmons, 23, was travelling with fellow Briton Joseph Cook, 21, through the Sumatran rainforest, where many tourists go to … Continue reading

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VISITORS’ LOG MISSING IN DEATH FALL CASE – Thursday May 2 2013

– A worker at the apartment building where Phoebe Handsjuk fell 12 storeys to her death found that a log of who entered the complex on the day the young woman died went missing, a court has heard. The worker … Continue reading

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FATAL SHOOTING OF WOMAN NOT THE RESULT OF DRUG ARGUMENT, POLICE SAY – Monday April 8 2013

– Homicide detectives have ruled out a dispute over drugs before a 21-year-old woman was shot at St Albans. Up to five people were inside the Currunghi Court house where the Keilor Downs woman was fatally wounded about 5am on … Continue reading

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DEADLY WEEKEND SHOCKS STATE – Monday April 8 2013

– Homicide detectives are investigating the killing of three people at the weekend. Two of the victims were women, and their attackers we still at large last night. In the third case, the brother of the victim was charged with … Continue reading

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TEARS FOR ALEX – Saturday March 30 2013

– Grieving friends yesterday paid tribute to Alex Jones, who died in a freakish city wall collapse that left his younger sister, Bridget, fighting for her life. Bethan Wainman, a close schoolfriend of Alex, spoke through tears yesterday as she … Continue reading

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OWNERS COULD BE CHARGED OVER WALL FALL AS GROCON UNDER FIRE – Saturday March 30 2013

– The owner of the Carlton development site where two pedestrians were killed – and – possibly some workers there – could face criminal prosecution if investigators determine the accident was caused by negligence. Worksafe and detectives from the Melbourne … Continue reading

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CRUSHED MAN TRIED TO SHIELD SISTER – Saturday March 30 2013

– The man who died when a wall collapsed in Carlton on Thursday was a former school captain from Montmorency Secondary College. Alexander Jones died when a heritage-protected wall toppled in strong winds about 3pm. Police confirmed the deceased man … Continue reading

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KILLER TO STAY FREE – Friday March 22 2013

– The one-punch killing of a young man outside a nightclub six years ago would likely remain unsolved, an inquest was told yesterday. Police recently reviewed evidence in the death of Shannon McCormack outside the former QBH nightclub. Fresh CCTV … Continue reading

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WEB OF DECEIT – Sunday March 10 2013

– All Jette Jacobs wanted was a friend. She helped out at Meals on Wheels and had worked at a nursing home, but after her second partner died she began living her life online. Ms Jacobs thought she was helping … Continue reading

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