Tragic news on the Gold Coast.
Warning: this post deals with domestic violence and may be triggering for some readers.
Update: The young mother involved in an allegedly deliberate crash and bashing on Tuesday morning in Brisbane has died succumbing to her injuries.
24-year old Tara Brown, the mother of a three-year old girl, died surrounded by family overnight after they made the heartbreaking decision to turn off her life support.
Her partner ex-bikie Lionel Patea has now been charged with her murder. He was also charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and contravene a domestic violence order.
Police have said that the domestic violence order was taken out by Ms Brown just last week.
The Courier Mail reports that on Thursday she asked police to help her fearing for her safety and showed them text messages from Mr. Patea but was told to seek help elsewhere.
The Courier Mail reports that police are now investigating that advice.
“The appropriateness of the police response … has been reported to the Queensland Police Service Ethical Standards Command and is currently being investigated by a senior officer,” an official statement said.
Friends have paid tribute to the young mother on social media.
Mamamia previously reported:
A young mother is on life support after a shocking domestic violence attack on the Gold Coast.