Mum 'sorry' about washer death: inquest

The mother of a three-year-old boy who died after becoming stuck in a washing machine said she had 'killed' her baby as paramedics tried to save him, an inquest has heard.

'Stomping, yelling and muffled cries': neighbour fronts washing machine death inquest

A coroner is looking into the death of Sean Murphy who was found dead in a washing machine.

Aleisha Orr The inquest into the death of a three-year-old boy, whose body was found in a washing machine, will continue in Perth on Tuesday.

Inquest to start into asylum boat sinking

A barge carrying rescued suspected asylum seekers nears Christmas Island

An inquest into the presumed deaths of more than 100 passengers on board an asylum seeker boat that sank north of Christmas Island last year will begin next week.

Baby Shorn's mysterious death not SIDS: inquest


Rania Spooner A Perth baby who died days after he was found face down in his cot and later discovered to have alcohol in his blood has been ruled out as a case of sudden infant death syndrome.

Fresh lead in Hayley Dodd case

Hayley Dodd

Aleisha Orr The clue to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago could be held at a property only about a kilometre from where she went missing.

Hayley Dodd investigation leads to grid search at Badgingarra property

Liam Ducey A grid search will take place at the Badgingarra property believed to hold clues to solving the disappearance of teenager Hayley Dodd 14 years ago.

Boat that sank was 'not in distress': AMSA

A barge carrying rescued suspected asylum seekers nears Christmas Island

Australian authorities ruled a doomed asylum seeker boat was not in distress before it sank in rough seas between Indonesia and Christmas Island claiming more than 100 lives, an inquest has heard.

Questions raised over nurses' overdose deaths

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Rania Spooner The fatal drug overdoses of two nurses working in Perth's public hospitals have come under coronial scrutiny amid concerns the controlled substances could have come from their workplaces.

Overdose killed WA health workers: coroner


A coronial inquest has found a midwife and nurse at two of Perth's main hospitals died of accidental overdoses within six months of each other after obtaining drugs from their workplaces.

Mum 'not depressed' when boys died in shower


The father of two young boys, who died after their mother left them in a shower for 10 hours, has told a coronial inquest his former partner had bad sleeping habits but he never thought she was...

'What happened?': father of boys found dead in bathroom

Lochlan and Malachi Stevens

Rania Spooner Inquest could finally explain tragic mystery of dead baby brothers.

Shower tragedy shows need for post-natal help: WA Coroner


Rania Spooner The 'tragic case' of two young boys who died in a bathroom over ten hours while their mother lay on her bed only metres away has highlighted the need for ongoing awareness of post-natal depression,...

'I feel dead inside'


Anne-Louise Brown Donna Rasmussen says she “feels dead inside” after the sudden death of disabled teenage son in 2009.

Dead mother 'looked like a skeleton'

Andrew Devine leaves the coronial inquest.

Rania Spooner A woman with multiple sclerosis, who died in her Bull Creek home while being cared for by her nurse husband, looked "just like a little skeleton" in her final days, the West Australian Coroner's...

Perth teen dies from methanol poisoning

Liam Davies is fighting for his life after suffering methanol poisoning in Lombok.

The Perth teenager who was poisoned after drinking a methanol-laced cocktail in Indonesia has died.

McMahon 'victim of a homicide': WA coroner

Sarah McMahon

The West Australian coroner has found that a 20-year-old woman missing for more than 12 years was a victim of a homicide, but has refused to rule on whether a suspect in the case was involved in the...

Accused people-smuggler fronts WA court

An Australian man charged with 89 people-smuggling offences, many of which relate to last year's deadly Christmas Island boat disaster, has made a brief appearance in the Perth Magistrates Court.

Charges laid over death of Mr Ward in roasting prison van

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Chalpat Sonti The family of an Aboriginal elder who died in searing heat in the back of a prison van has welcomed a decision to lay charges over his death.

Asylum seekers deaths could happen again: Coroner


Rhianna King The state coroner has criticised the lack of marine search and rescue equipment as well as the navigational decision that led to the deaths of 50 asylum seekers off Christmas Island in 2010.

Christmas Island rescuers forced to choose between life and death

Christmas Island Boat Crash Disaster

Aja Styles As the screams of men, women and children rang out in the heaving seas off Christmas Island, two navy sailors have told how they were forced to make the ultimate choice - who would live, and who...