In 2013, 21-year-old Breeana Robinson plunged 11 floors from a Gold Coast apartment balcony to her death.
She and her cruise ship entertainer boyfriend Dan Shearin, almost 20 years her senior, had shared the apartment in Southport for only 38 days before Robinson fell to the concrete below.
Now, an inquest has been reopened into the cause of her death after police reviewed crucial forensic evidence, News Corp reports.
Queensland Coroner James McDougall told News Corp he will investigate “the specific circumstances surrounding Breeana’s death, particularly how she came to fall”.
Shearin, who was 38 at the time Robinson died, has always maintained she jumped from the balcony and suicided – a claim her family vehemently denies.
However the serial stalker pleaded guilty in 2013 to battering Robinson with abusive text messages in the month leading up to her death.
“You’re a piece of sh*t,” he told his cheerleader girlfriend, News Corp reports. Robinson was legally blind from a congenital eye disease and was cheerleading for the Titans NRL team at the time.
“You’re a b*tch. A sl*t. Your priorities are f**ked up,” Shearin told her.
In total, he sent 1439 text messages and spent 11 days behind bars. According to Nine News, he was later convicted on another stalking charge after abusing a woman he met online.
Shearin’s lawyer, Mark Donnelly, says his client wants “closure”.
“He is co-operating with the inquest,’ Donnelly told The Courier Mail. “He would like closure for everybody’s sake and so everybody can move on.”