Tick for violence review

WOMEN’S Health Loddon Mallee has welcomed Victoria Police’s move to review family violence-­related homicides and says it’s an important step in bringing the crime out from behind closed doors.

The Victorian coroner has called for police to review such cases when there was a known history of incidents between a victim and a perpetrator, following findings into the death of 60-year-old Rye woman Joy Rowley.

Ms Rowley’s former partner James Mulhall was sentenced to 19 years’ jail for her 2011 murder after numerous recorded domestic violence incidents between the couple.

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