William Tyrrell: four years on, police hand case of missing boy to coroner

Detectives hope to test evidence gathered since the three-year-old vanished from his grandmother’s yard

The case of the missing New South Wales boy, William Tyrrell, is to be handed to the coroner and an inquest proposed for next year.

On the fourth anniversary of William’s disappearance, NSW police announced that investigators have been speaking with the coroner and an inquest before deputy state coroner Harriet Grahame has been proposed.

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Indian territory again? An old Oklahoma murder case spotlights tribal sovereignty

Indian territory again? An old Oklahoma murder case spotlights tribal sovereigntyThis lonely roadside ditch is where Mr. Jacobs died one night in August 1999 after being stabbed and beaten by Patrick Murphy. Murphy’s appeal took a while, as capital cases do, and his defenders tried to stay the verdict on grounds of mental incompetency as well as faulty trial procedures and execution protocols in Oklahoma. Murphy is Native American, a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, the fourth-largest tribe in the United States.