Time for grubs to move on
GRACE MASON often small and geographically isolated. Refuges are available, but it is often the woman and her child who must go out into hiding, rather than removing the perpetrator from the situation,” he said.
Multiple people witnessed the 2014 attack on Ms Fourmile, but no one called police.
Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service chief executive Amanda Lee-Ross said, even if people had feared for their safety if intervening, they should have at least contacted authorities.
“Absolutely, a life could have been saved,” she said.
“(DV deaths) are predictable deaths and they are preventable.
“It is absolutely about what people will stand for in their community.”