Woman's death puts spotlight on domestic violence


It was the horrific end to an already terrible tale. The death of 32-year-old Mosman resident Kate Malonyay was followed a few days later by her ex-boyfriend Elliott Coulson plunging to his death from a Gold Coast hotel. NSW police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding both deaths.

A police officer was reportedly present when Mr Coulson fell to his death from the hotel's 26th floor, and attempted to grab the man's arm before he fell.

Ms Malonyay also reportedly called police this year after a domestic incident. Friends who spoke to Fairfax Media did not believe she had been hurt previously, but questions have been raised about the nature of their volatile relationship that ended at Christmas.

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