Inquest

Perth man Kane Nelson drowned in selfless act: coroner

A Perth man who died during the "selfless act" of trying to save another person from drowning should be nominated for a bravery award, a coroner says.

WA pearl diver inquest deferred until after criminal case

Jarrod Hampton died while working as a pearl diver off Broome.

An inquest into the death of a pearl diver off Western Australia's far north coast has been deferred until after a criminal case has concluded.

Inquest begins for bodyboarder swept out to sea

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Aleisha Orr The uncle of a man who died after being caught in a rip at a beach near Margaret River recounted the tragic events of that day at a Coroner’s inquest on Tuesday morning.

WA parents denied daughter cancer treatment: inquest

West Australian schoolgirl Tamar Jemima Stitt was battling liver cancer when her parents denied her chemotherapy in favour of alternative therapies in El Salvador. She died two months later.

Dad criticises media reports on sick daughter: inquest

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Trevor Stitt tells WA coroners court tells of frustration about journalist's portrayal of sick daughter's story.

WA mum flees to El Salvador with daughter to avoid chemo: inquest

The mother of a 10-year-old girl whose cancer was treated with natural remedies instead of chemotherapy has wept at a coronial inquest while testifying about her decision to flee Perth for El...

Inquest told WA mum believed natural remedies would be a cure

A mother who fled Perth with her 10-year-old daughter to prevent her having chemotherapy has told a coronial inquest it was not a mistake to treat her cancer with natural remedies.

Baby Shorn's mysterious death not SIDS: inquest

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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.

Mum 'sorry' about washer death: inquest

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

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

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.

Man jailed over sick wife's death

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A Perth man who killed his sick wife who weighed just 30 kilograms at the time of her death has been jailed for one year.

Police handcuffs to be given to murder victims' parents

Murder victims Laura and Colleen Irwin.

Nicole Cox EXCLUSIVE: WA Police will gift a pair of police handcuffs to the parents of two Melbourne women who were raped and murdered in one of Australia’s most heinous crimes.

WA coroner examines depressed man's death

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A father-of-two with a history of depression and attempts at taking his own life was discharged from a Perth hospital due to a bed shortage and found dead a few days later.

Pearl diver's father 'insulted' over Paspaley charge

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Nicole Cox The father of a pearl diver who died off Broome says he is 'insulted' and 'disappointed' that heftier charges were not laid against WA pearling giant, Paspaley.

Closure a false hope in WA missing persons cases

Cherie Westell went missing 14 years ago on her way home from the dentist.

Liam Ducey Every year, 35,000 Australians are reported missing to police.

Williams Hotel still trading despite man's drink-driving death

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Nicole Cox A country West Australian pub allegedly served a drunken man 16 alcoholic drinks, just hours before he got behind the wheel and was killed in a horrific, fiery car crash.

Death of Ravensthorpe man Arnold King still a mystery

Aleisha Orr A Coroner was unable to make a finding as to how an elderly man from the small WA town of Ravensthorpe died.

Children couldn't escape WA caravan fire

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Attempts to rescue two children who died in a caravan fire near the northern regional West Australian town of Tom Price were impossible, the Coroner's Court has heard.

Coroner casts eyes over WA police pursuits

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A police pursuit through Perth's northern suburbs that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy would not have been conducted differently in hindsight, a senior constable has told a coronial inquest.