South Australia

Coronial Inquests published by the Australian, South Australian Coroner.

MAGGS, Eric Arthur

Inquest into the death of MAGGS, Eric Arthur

Eric Arthur Maggs was born on 30 September 1933 and died on 26 March 2019 at the\r\nRoyal Adelaide Hospital. He was 85 years of age.\r\n\r\nA post mortem examination of Mr Maggs’ remains was conducted by Dr Neil Langlois,\r\nforensic pathologist, at Forensic Science South Australia on 28 March 2019. In his\r\nreport1 of that examination Dr Langlois determined that Mr Maggs’ cause of death was\r\nischaemic heart disease, and I so find. Dr Langlois noted significant findings including\r\nsevere narrowing of the dominant right coronary artery, cardiomegaly, myocardial\r\nfibrosis, mucopurulent material trachea, emphysema and a swollen right lower leg. Dr\r\nLanglois did not find pneumonia, pulmonary emboli or cirrhosis of the liver.

CORONER on 02/11/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/899/MAGGS%20Eric%20Arthur.pdf’

LAMB, Dianne Patricia

Inquest into the death of LAMB, Dianne Patricia

Dianne Patricia Lamb was born on 8 September 1951 and died on 21 April 2019 at the\r\nQueen Elizabeth Hospital in Woodville South. She was 67 years old.\r\n\r\nA pathology review based upon Mrs Lamb’s medical records was undertaken by Dr Iain\r\nMcIntyre in consultation with Dr Stephen Wills, forensic pathologist, from Forensic\r\nScience South Australia. Dr McIntyre noted a history including metastatic colorectal\r\ncarcinoma treated with surgery (bowel resection, liver resection, cholecystectomy, lung\r\nresections and chemotherapy), obstructive sleep apnoea, laparotomy and excision of\r\nteratoma, Meniere’s disease, and benign position vertigo.\r\n

Brian Malcolm Nitschke, Deputy State Coroner on 02/11/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/898/LAMB%20Dianne%20Patricia.pdf’

HAUSLER, Christopher Raymond

Inquest into the death of HAUSLER, Christopher Raymond

Mr Hausler and his wife of 41 years, Heather, lived in Murray Bridge where Mr Hausler\r\nwas employed by the Mid Murray Council. They had three adult daughters, Rebecca,\r\nAlison and Bianca.4\r\n\r\nMr Hausler suffered from diabetes and was prescribed medication to manage this\r\ncondition, along with his cholesterol and blood pressure, but overall, he was in\r\nrelatively good health.5\r\n

Brian Malcolm Nitschke, Deputy State Coroner on 02/11/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/897/HAUSLER%20Christopher%20Raymond.pdf’

VELT, Hank Jakob

Inquest into the death of VELT, Hank Jakob

Hank Jakob Velt died at the Ashford Hospital, Ashford on 6 May 2016 aged 65 years.\r\nAfter admission on 29 April 2016, he had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy1 and\r\ncommenced recovery in a general ward. He suffered some post-operative\r\ncomplications including fever and shortness of breath, for which he was placed under\r\nthe care of a general physician. A suspected infection was treated with antibiotics.\r\nAfter making satisfactory progress, he was being considered for release home.

David Richard Latimer Whittle, State Coroner on 30/10/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/905/VELT%20Hank%20Jakob.pdf’

USHER, Peter Michael

Inquest into the death of USHER, Peter Michael

Peter Usher was the adopted son of Maureen and Alfred Usher. He was adopted at\r\n10 days old. Maureen Usher2 stated that she never knew her son had any mental health\r\nissues. In addition, she had only become aware that he had not been working as a result\r\nof his passing.

Deputy State Coroner on 12/10/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/889/USHER%20Peter%20Michael.pdf’

MANSVELDERS, Henri Martinus Bernardus

Inquest into the death of MANSVELDERS, Henri Martinus Bernardus

Henri Martinus Bernardus Mansvelders, known as Harry, was born on 19 May 1938\r\nand died on 17 June 2017 at Royal Adelaide Hospital on North Terrace. He was\r\n79 years of age.\r\n1.2. A ‘Death Report to Coroner – Medical Practitioner’s Deposition’ was completed by\r\nmedical intern, Dr Alexander Stevanovici. In that document Dr Stevanovici has\r\nprovided a suggested cause of death of atherosclerotic right internal carotid artery\r\nocclusion with resultant ischaemia and infraction of greater than 50% of the right\r\nmiddle cerebral artery territory.\r\n1\r\n I find that to have been the cause of Mr Mansvelders’\r\ndeath. No pathology review or post mortem was conducted and Mr Mansvelders’ death\r\nwas expected as a consequence of his stroke.

Deputy State Coroner on 12/10/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/890/MANSVELDERS%20Henri%20Martinus%20Bernardus.pdf’

KEIRL, Dennis Frank

Inquest into the death of KEIRL, Dennis Frank

Dennis Keirl had two brothers, Jeffrey and Stephen Keirl, and a sister, Susan Smith.\r\nDennis Keirl was the second youngest of the siblings. Mr Keirl was born in Adelaide\r\nand grew up in the suburb of Hillcrest.\r\n3.2. Jeffrey Keirl3\r\n, the youngest sibling, states that Dennis, Stephen and their father were all\r\ntruck drivers. At one point, they were all driving for the business that is now known as\r\nReady Mix. Jeffrey Keirl states that after his brother’s second divorce in 1997 he\r\nbecame a hermit and he did not see him again for a long time. He left the family home\r\nin Oakden and put a caravan on his work site. He lived there for the following ten\r\nyears. It is understood he worked almost every day, including weekends, and spent his\r\nprivate time smoking and drinking port.

Deputy State Coroner on 12/10/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/888/KEIRL%20Dennis%20Frank.pdf’

BABAKHANI, Sina

Inquest into the death of BABAKHANI, Sina

On 17 October 2015 police received a complaint from an acquaintance of\r\nMr Babakhani alleging she had woken up to find Mr Babakhani sexually assaulting her.\r\nOn 22 October 2015 he was arrested and charged with rape. He was remanded in\r\ncustody at the Adelaide Remand Centre. This was his first time in custody.\r\n2.3. On 11 November 2015, having spent 20 days on remand, he was released on home\r\ndetention bail to live with his father at the address in Ottoway. On 6 January 2016,\r\nwhilst on home detention, he was arrested and charged with an alleged aggravated\r\nassault at West Lakes Shopping Centre. On that occasion it was alleged he grabbed a\r\nchild by the arm. Mr Babakhani was not authorised to be at the West Lakes Shopping\r\nCentre and was remanded into custody at Yatala Labour Prison.

Deputy State Coroner on 12/10/2020

‘http://www.courts.sa.gov.au/CoronersFindings/Lists/Coroners%20Findings/Attachments/887/BABAKHANI%20Sina.pdf’