Wednesday 22 June 2022 08:44 AM Tamica Mullaley given apology from police after ex Mervyn Bell stole and killed ... trends now
A grieving mother who was brutally assaulted by her former partner - who then kidnapped and murdered her baby boy - has finally received an apology and pardon from the West Australian government, almost a decade after 'enduring the unthinkable'.
Instead of being treated as a victim of domestic violence by police, Tamica Mullaley was arrested in March 2013 after a sustained beating at the hands of Mervyn Bell who left her naked and bleeding on a Broome street.
When police arrived on the scene, she was hostile to the officers.
When her father Ted Mullaley arrived, the situation continued to escalate with the pair eventually detained, charged, prosecuted and convicted.
But WA Attorney-General John Quigley told parliament on Wednesday that Ms Mullaley 's actions were unsurprising given the violence she had suffered.
'Tamica and Ted have endured the unthinkable,' Mr Quigley said.
'In just two days Tamica had suffered a life-threatening assault and lost her baby in the most horrific circumstances.'
Mervyn Bell attacked Tamica Mullaley (pictured) on a Broome street, stripped her naked then drove off before returning and attempting to drive over her in March 2013. He was not there when police arrived and arrested Ms Mullaley after she became aggressive
After her arrest, Ms Mullaley's 10-month-old boy Charlie was been