THE man accused of attempting to suffocate his former partner on the NSW Central Coast has died in custody.
Lance Michael Pearce, 34, was charged with tried homicide this week for allegedly attempting to suffocate Blair Dalton, 35.
Ms Dalton’s household have been compelled to show off her life help on Thursday after she was taken to hospital with essential accidents following the assault in her Ettalong Beach house.
The couple have a younger son collectively, and Mr Pearce is father to a different three kids with Donna Welsh — additionally a buddy of Ms Dalton.
It’s understood Mr Pearce was being held on the most safety Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre, linked to the Silverwater Correctional Complex in Sydney’s west.
On Friday, NSW Police confirmed its Corrective Services unit was investigating the circumstances surrounding of the demise of a 34-year-old man.
“The death is not believed to be suspicious,” a police spokeswoman stated.
“A post mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of his death, with Brisbane Water Local Area Command preparing a report for the coroner.”
Police have been known as to the house of Ms Dalton at 7.10pm on Tuesday and located her struggling essential accidents.
She was given CPR and brought to Gosford hospital, whereas Mr Pearce was taken to Gosford police station the place he was charged with making an attempt to strangle her with intent to homicide.
He was refused bail and appeared in Gosford Local Court on Wednesday, the place he was seen dressed in white and searching distressed.
He might be heard saying “no, no” and “is she all right, she has to be all right?” from the dock, earlier than a Justice of the Peace ordered the 34-year-old bear a psychiatric evaluation.
On Thursday, Ms Dalton’s life help was switched off by her household and her organs have been donated to science.
“Our beautiful Blair, who is always helping others, will today continue on this path when the transplanting of her organs begin,” her father Robert wrote on social media.
Another emotional tribute was left on-line by Ms Welsh, who was devastated on the demise of beautician Ms Dalton, and the arrest of Mr Pearce.
“Shell shocked, words can’t describe the heartache and confusion in processing this horrific and incomprehensible feeling we are all feeling right now,” she wrote.
“My three kids and I will always see you as their step-mamma and no one will replace the memories. How do I explain this to the kids?”
Pearce had been attributable to seem in Gosford Local Court in November and his expenses have been anticipated to be upgraded to homicide.
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