Adjournment for Jai Morcom inquest
POLICE are yet to interview up to one dozen witnesses over the death of 15-year-old Mullumbimby boy Jai Morcom, a court has heard.
The case was mentioned yesterday in the State Coroner’s Court at Glebe in Sydney, where police asked for more time to complete their investigation into his death three months ago.
“There are still 20 to 25 outstanding transcripts (of interviews) and there’s a further 10 to 12 witnesses that the officer-in-charge needs to speak to,” Sergeant Grant De Rooy told the court.
The police were also still waiting for a report from a neuropathologist regarding Jai’s death, he said.
Registrar Paul West granted police a further two months to complete their brief for the coroner, which is now due on February 5. The matter is scheduled to be mentioned again at the court on February 12.
Jai, who was in Year 9, died in a Gold Coast hospital in late August this year after a recess playground fight at Mullumbimby High School.