1. Family of a woman who died when she and a man fell ten metres from a balcony at the weekend say how she fell is a mystery.
The family of a 29-year-old woman who plunged ten metres to her death from a third floor balcony in Melbourne say her death is a mystery.
Chantelle Klasema, 29, died on Saturday morning after falling from the balcony of the Collingwood apartment landing in an enclosed courtyard.
A man, 35, who also fell, is in a stable condition in the Alfred Hospital, reports The Herald Sun.
Ms Klasema’s father, Jaap Klasema, told The Herald Sun his daughter’s death was a mystery.
“I just don’t know what to think of all this. She was such a sweet person. She was intelligent and had a big heart.”
He said that never in his life had he heard a story where two people dropped from a building
Residents said there was a party in the apartment on Friday night. The pair fell around 11.30am Saturday morning.
Seven News reports that police believe the pair did not deliberately fall, but “overbalanced”.
Victoria Police said they were not treating Ms Klasema’s death as suspicious, and were preparing a report for the coroner.
2. Brother of Maria Lutz demands answers as to why no one helped his sister.
The brother of Maria Lutz, whose husband is believed to have gassed her to death alongside their two autistic children last week, has come to Sydney to make the final arrangements for Ms Lutz and her children and find out exactly why his sister died.
Juan Lutz Pena, a doctor from Colombia, is “deeply upset” his sister was so desperate for help she would ring the Department of Family and Community Services “nine times a day” and suffered severe depression without anyone helping her, reports The Daily Telegraph.
Maria Lutz, her children Elisa, 11, and Martin, 10, and her husband Fernando Manrique were found at their Davidson home by police last Monday morning. They had died in a murder-suicide police believe was perpetuated by Manrique who set up elaborate web of pipes that fed carbon monoxide into the house.
“Juan is deeply upset by the death of his sister and wants to know why the relationship between Family and Community Services broke down,” a source close to the family told The Daily Telegraph.
“He was very close to Maria and, as a father himself, adored Elisa and Martin. He longed for them all to come back to Colombia to be close to family.”
3. PM’s satisfaction rating is 29 per-cent, lower than Tony Abbott’s 30 per cent when he was ousted from the top job.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull satisfaction rating now sits at 29 per-cent, lower than Tony Abbott’s 30 per cent when he was ousted as Prime minister.
The latest poll shows that Labor now has its third successive Newspoll lead of 52 to 48 per cent.
Labor leader Bill Shortens satisfaction rating has increased, up one point to 36 per cent.
Malcolm Turnbull still remains the preferred Prime minister but Mr Shorten is starting to close the gap, now only 10 points behind Mr Turnbull.
Mr Turnbull is down 3 points to 42 per cent, while Mr Shorten is up 2 points to 32 per cent.
4. Woman, 69, charged with murder of husband.
A woman has been charged with murder following the alleged stabbing death of her husband in Melbourne’s east.