A New Zealand woman says her son’s father was shot in the back by his estranged wife and a man she believed to be a friend.
Key points:The New Zealand coroner said a man who was not named in court could not be prosecuted for the killing of her son, who was shot at point-blank range on the family’s propertyNew Zealand’s coroner has ruled the death of the toddler could be classified as homicide because of the nature of the circumstancesThe family said they were not prepared to discuss details of the case, which took place over several weeks in January 2016New Zealand police said on Wednesday that a man known to them as “Liam” was not involved in the incident.
A court heard on Tuesday that Liam was killed by a shot to the back at point blank range from his wife, who claimed she had been assaulted by Liam.
Liam’s father said he had been attacked by Liam and the woman’s friend who had been in the house at the time.
He was arrested and charged with murder and was remanded in custody until a trial on December 13.
The case sparked a wave of public outcry, with a petition for an inquest to be held seeking an investigation into the killing, and hundreds of people signing an online petition.
A spokesman for the coroner said the decision was not yet final.
“We cannot be sure that any evidence will lead to any criminal proceedings,” he said.
“The case is now closed, and the decision is still to be made as to whether to proceed with an inquest.”
New Zealand law does not specifically address child deaths in domestic violence situations, but it has a number of provisions for the protection of children.
“Any death of a child or young person resulting from domestic violence, or any death in circumstances where it is the sole or primary cause of death, will be dealt with under the laws of the State in which it occurred,” the coroner’s office said.’
Not my problem’A New Zealand Police spokeswoman said the force did not believe Liam was involved in any domestic violence incidents.
“It is important to note that we do not believe there is any physical or mental disorder which could have been the cause of this death, and that there are no concerns with Liam’s safety or welfare,” the spokeswoman said.
The family of Liam had said they did not want to discuss the case further.
“Our family is not prepared at this stage to discuss specific details of our relationship, but we do want to stress that we have had no further contact with Liam at all, and we have no concerns about his welfare,” they said in a statement.
“He was not our problem.
It was his father’s life and it was his family’s life.”
Liam was a “lovely little boy”, his family said.
His father said his son had been “always smiling”, and had been loved by everyone.
“All of his friends, his family, all of the neighbours, and all of our neighbours are just devastated by what happened,” he told reporters on Tuesday.
“I think this has made me very upset, because he is a very loving child, and he is loved by everybody.”
And I know he is still very, very happy.
He is a lovely little boy.”‘
He was the happiest child’The coroner ruled the killing was not a murder, because Liam had no history of violent behaviour.
The court heard Liam had been diagnosed with ADHD, depression and anxiety, and suffered from behavioural problems.”
Liam had suffered from depression, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, and was prone to bouts of rage,” the court heard.”
His behaviour was very, quite extreme.”‘
This is not a normal case’Liam died of a gunshot wound to the head, which was not identified until a month after his death, but the coroner was not convinced the shooting was accidental.”
I didn’t want to hurt anybody’A woman who claims she had assaulted Liam said she was angry because he did not deserve the death.””
There is nothing unusual about the death.”‘
I didn’t want to hurt anybody’A woman who claims she had assaulted Liam said she was angry because he did not deserve the death.
“At first I was scared.
I didn’t know what to do.
I was so scared I didn,t want to kill anybody,” she said.
But she later decided not to press charges.
“If he was doing this, I did not know what would happen to me, I was afraid of being found out,” she told local radio.
“They didn’t kill him, they killed my husband, my child, who I loved very much.”
So this is not the right thing to do.
“The family told the ABC that they did “not feel comfortable talking about” the case because of their fear of reprisals.”
There’s been so much anger in this country, but this is a different country.
It’s not my problem,” she added.”
Why do people feel this way?
It’s a family problem.
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