Coroner's Court of Western Australia

Inquest into the Death of Troy Allan ROGINSON

Inquest into the Death of Troy Allan ROGINSON

Delivered on : 29 September 2016

Delivered at : Perth

Finding of : Coroner Linton

Recommendations : N/A

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: 27-Feb-2024

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