Coro­ner re­con­venes death in­quest

Pilbara News - - News -

The WA coro­ner re­con­vened an in­quest into the death of 22-year-old Abo­rig­i­nal woman Ms Dhu in South Hed­land’s lock-up this week.

Ms Dhu died dur­ing her third visit in as many days to Hed­land Health Cam­pus from staphy­lo­coc­cal sep­ti­caemia and pneu­mo­nia. She was in lock-up be­cause of un­paid fines.

The fi­nal day of the first half of the in­quest into her death in Au­gust 2014 ended on De­cem­ber 4, with se­nior po­lice ad­mit­ting of­fi­cers may have played a role in her death, but that the Hed­land Health Cam­pus staff were equally cul­pa­ble.

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