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Michael O'Connell, 42, of Monash in ACT, faces court for manslaughter after partner dies from alleged vehicle fall

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By Toby Vue
Updated April 18 2022 - 9:41am, first published 7:30am

A man on court orders not to contact his partner caused her death when she suffered a catastrophic head injury falling from his ute before he tried to cover his tracks and claim he "had saved her", prosecutors allege.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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