Inquest into the Death of Troy Allan ROGINSON
Delivered on :29 September 2016
Delivered at : Perth
Finding of : Coroner Linton
Orders/Rules : N/A
Suppression Order : N/A
Summary : The deceased was a sentenced prisoner at the time of his death at Wooroloo Prison Farm. He became involved in a verbal altercation with some younger prisoners. The deceased has then received a single punch to his chin causing him to fall backwards and strike his head on a concrete path. He sustained a fatal head injury and died as a result.
The inquest focused primarily on the circumstances surrounding the death, as it was a sudden and catastrophic event involving an assault by another sentenced prisoner.
The deceased’s assailant, Mr Garlett, was charged with unlawful assault causing the death of the deceased. On 5 February 2015 Mr Garlett pleaded guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months imprisonment.
The Coroner found the deceased died on 22 April 2014 at Royal Perth Hospital as a result of head injury in a man with chronic liver disease and death was by way of unlawful homicide.
Catch Words : Assault by another sentenced prisoner : Death in Custody : Unlawful Homicide.
Last updated: 10-Oct-2016
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