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Cheyse Williams-Empson

Inquest into the death of Cheyse Williams-Empson

2. At the time of his death, Cheyse was living in a cottage at Karinya House (‘Karinya’) with his mother, Ms Amanda Williams. Karinya is a community organisation which provides accommodation, transitional housing and outreach services to pregnant and new mothers in need of specialised support.\r\n3. At about 5:30am on 25 June 2017, Cheyse woke up. He was breastfed and bottle-fed with formula then placed back in his bassinet by his mother. A blanket was placed over him and a face washer underneath his head. At about 7:00am, Ms Williams fell asleep on the lounge watching television. At about 11:00am, Ms Kimberley Castles, a staff member at Karinya, went to Ms William’s cottage to conduct a routine welfare check. Ms Williams appeared to have just woken up and told Ms Castles about feeding Cheyse earlier that morning. After Ms Castles left, Ms Williams went inside the cottage and found Cheyse unresponsive in his bassinet. His blanket was covering his mouth and half of his face. She immediately called out for assistance. Ms Castles re-attended the cottage and commenced cardio-pulmonary resuscitation while Ms Williams called 000. ACT Ambulance Service officers attended shortly thereafter. They determined on arrival that Cheyse was deceased. Police also attended.

Chief Coroner Walker on 31 July 2019

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