Dianne Miller and her unborn baby die days after a teenager allegedly hit her over the head with a concrete block
The family of 30-year-old Diane Miller (pictured) said ‘we just lost our world’ after her death.
A pregnant mother and her unborn baby have died after they allegedly attacked her with a concrete block in a parking lot.
Dianne Miller’s brother confirmed the tragic news Thursday night, saying their family had been “destroyed.”
“We lost our world…the baby passed away too,” Malcolm Clifton said. NITV.
Miller, 30, also had an eight-month-old son.
WA Police have opened a homicide investigation.
A 17-year-old had previously been charged with causing grievous bodily injury and violating bail.
Ms Miller went into cardiac arrest after a piece of concrete was allegedly thrown through her car window and hit her head while she was out with her young family while grocery shopping in Perth on Tuesday.
Ms Miller, who was five months pregnant, had been fighting for her life at the Royal Perth Hospital.
Clifton said her younger sister had always acted like she was the older one and supported everyone in the family.
“She’s our rock, but now I have to be everyone else’s rock,” he said.
He is the most beautiful person you will ever meet.
Prime Minister Mark McGowan said on Thursday, before Miller’s death was announced, that the situation was “very, very tragic.”
“I think his family is obviously going through a very difficult period. It is very, very sad for her and her unborn child,” he told reporters.
‘It’s one of those things that is beyond description that this could happen to someone.
‘It is a very sad event that you would not wish on anyone.’
Diane Miller (pictured), 30, was allegedly struck in the head with a concrete block while sitting in the passenger seat of a car.
The pregnant mother went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in critical condition.
Mrs. Miller was due to find out the sex of her second child next week.
Clifton told reporters outside the hospital on Wednesday that it was “highly unlikely” that her sister and her unborn baby would survive.
‘They’re going to continue to monitor his brain. If it keeps swelling up, it’s going to stop the blood going to her brain, you’re going to end up brain dead, and once that happens… the baby will die (too),” she said.
The baby is too young to come out.
Her brother Malcolm Clifton (pictured with Ms Miller’s eight-month-old son) said on Wednesday doctors told him it was “highly unlikely” his sister’s condition would improve.
Clifton said that he “wouldn’t wish this on anyone.”
We are destroyed and we want justice. We want these people, whoever they are…we want what they deserve,’ he said.
Police said there was a fight in the Waterford Plaza car park on Manning Rd in Karawara between 7:00pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday.
It will be alleged that during the altercation, the 17-year-old man threw a rock at the vehicle, which went through the open window on the front passenger side, striking a pregnant 30-year-old woman in the head and causing her to go into cardiac arrest.” police said in a statement Wednesday.
The mother had just bought a house and ‘everything was working for her’ before her death
Ms Miller was with her partner, who had allegedly gotten into an altercation with a group of young people outside Waterford Plaza (pictured) in Perth.
Police officers and members of the public performed CPR on Ms. Miller until paramedics arrived.
The boy, from Kensington, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and breaching bail.
He faced Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday and will face a bail hearing next week.
Inspector Brett Baddock said the parties did not know each other.
“I just put it down to (supposedly) senseless, unprovoked violence, which is unacceptable and we will not tolerate it,” he told reporters.
Police said their investigation was ongoing and detectives urged anyone who saw the incident, or has footage of it, to contact Crime Stoppers.