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    Boy kills 18yo mother-of-two before taking her body to Hospital in a wheelie bin

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    The actual news title was "Boy fatally assaulted teenage mother-of-two in Newman before transporting her body in a wheelie bin." ... but that wouldn't fit in the title page.

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    A 17-year-old boy fatally assaulted a teenage mother of two in the Pilbara town of Newman and then took her body to hospital in a wheelie bin, the Perth Children's Court has heard.

    Key points:

    • The youth punched the woman before hitting her in the head with a rock
    • He took her body to hospital in a wheelie bin before alerting staff
    • His lawyer says the youth felt "big shame" for what he had done


    The juvenile, who cannot be identified because of his age, pleaded guilty to murdering the 18-year-old woman in May last year, just two weeks after she gave birth to her second child.

    The court was told both had drunk a large quantity of alcohol.

    State Prosecutor Susan Markham said the youth was then seen trying to drag the victim along the road by her hair.
    Witnesses intervened to separate them but as they walked away, he was seen punching the woman in the head.

    Ms Markham said he then resumed his assault on the woman in the early hours of the morning on a dirt track, hitting her repeatedly with a rock causing deep lacerations to her head.

    The court was told the teenager picked up the victim, put her over his shoulder and took him to a relative's home where he was told to take her to hospital.


    The teenager's lawyer, Cillian Stockdale, said his client put the victim onto some bins but she fell into one, and he was too tired and too drunk to be able to get her out.
    He then wheeled the rubbish bin to the ambulance bay at the hospital and pressed the intercom button to get the attention of staff.
    Ms Markham said when he was asked what happened the teenager replied "I've taken it too far. I've hit her."

    He then left the hospital but was arrested later in the morning at his home.

    Story is here

    To explain the full custom of this sort of crime in an Aboriginal town, I'll make it over 3 posts to avoid confusion.
    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago ...


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    Part 2 :-

    Youth was 'operating at level of an eight-year-old'

    Mr Stockdale described what happened as "a terrible and violent crime" saying his client was really sad and felt "big shame" about what he had done.
    Mr Stockdale also said the teenager had now been diagnosed as having Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and he was also suffering from psychosis at the time of the murder because he was abusing alcohol and cannabis.


    He said medical reports found the youth was "operating at effectively the level of an eight-year-old" and that meant he had a lack of consequential thinking and was not able to make reasonable decisions.


    Mr Stockdale submitted the youth, who has "been through law", will face traditional punishment whenever he is released from custody.
    "He is going to have to go through payback.
    This is the Martu way.
    He will go to Jigalong in front of elders and they will spear him and hit him with the hitting sticks or branches."

    "He knows it will happen and he wants it to happen as soon as possible.

    "It's a big stress for him, that it has not happened yet.

    "He knows it will help to fix things with the Martu community."

    The court heard that since his arrest the teenager had been held in at the Banksia Hill detention centre in Perth, and so far has received only two social visits.

    Mr Stockdale said that had made his client's time in custody more difficult than it would be for most other people.
    The youth is expected to be sentenced by the President of the Children's Court, Hylton Quail, tomorrow.

    The court was told the youth, who turns 18 next week, speaks only a little English and he followed the court proceedings with the assistance of an interpreter.

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    I thought there was a part 3 to the story, but the journalist seems to have his facts mixed.

    Either way, their story is here ... Aboriginal elder traditionally punished with stick following murder of teenage mum – Blacksonrise.com

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    They need to make those communities dry.

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    ^For sure, but to cut them off from their Gov't sponsored booze would be racist

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    A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to a minimum of three years in detention for murdering a woman in Newman, in Western Australia's Pilbara region, last year.

    Key points:
    • The 17-year-old boy was sentenced to eight years and four months' detention
    • The court took into account his FASD diagnosis and cognitive impairments
    • He will be required to serve three years before being eligible for parole


    The 18-year-old woman died in the early hours of May 6, after being bashed on the head with a rock several times.

    More here

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    3 years? That’s not justice.

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