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Man accused of Ettalong DV attack found dead

In custody.

Man accused of Ettalong DV attack found dead Blair Dalton (left) with Lance Pearce (facebook)

SATURDAY 9AM: Reports Lance Pearce has been found dead in Custody this morning.

NewsCorp reports Mr Pearce was being held at the maximum security Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre in Sydney’s west.

Yesterday, NSW Police confirmed its Corrective Services unit was investigating the circumstances surrounding of the death of a 34-year-old man.

Brisbane Water police are preparing a report for the coroner, but aren't treating the death as suspicious.

While $16,000 has been raised in just 14 hours to pay for Ms Dalton's funeral, of an initial target of $10,000.


FRIDAY: A woman who was allegedly strangled and beaten in a domestic violence incident at Ettalong on Tuesday night has now passed away.

35 year old Blair Dalton is being remembered as a beautiful soul.

Her alleged attacker, 34 year old Lance Pearce, fronted Gosford local court on Wendesday morning charged with attempted murder.

He has been refused bail to reappear on November 24th. By then his charge is expected to have been upgraded to murder.


WEDNESDAY: A man has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic violence incident at Ettalong Beach last night.

Police were called to a home at Picnic Parade about 7 last night and located a 35-year-old woman suffering critical injuries.

She remains in a critical condition in Gosford Hospital this morning, having been saved by CPR from paramedics who arrived on the scene.

A 34-year-old man has been refused bail to appear at Gosford local court today, charged with attempting to strangle the woman to death.


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