'Predatory' behaviour led to Indigenous teens' deaths

By Duncan Murray
Updated April 23 2024 - 5:35pm, first published 5:33pm
Mona Lisa Smith and Jacinta Rose Smith died when a 4WD ute rolled in outback NSW in 1987. (HANDOUT/NATIONAL JUSTICE PROJECT)
Mona Lisa Smith and Jacinta Rose Smith died when a 4WD ute rolled in outback NSW in 1987. (HANDOUT/NATIONAL JUSTICE PROJECT)

Had two white teenagers died in the same manner as Indigenous cousins Mona and Cindy Smith police would likely have conducted a far more competent and thorough investigation, a state coroner has concluded.

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