Teenager who allegedly threw a concrete block at a pregnant mother is charged with MURDER after she died in hospital following the ‘unprovoked’ attack
- Teen charged with murder after he allegedly threw a concrete block at pregnant mum
- Diane Miller, 30, died after the unprovoked attack outside the Waterford Plaza
- She had an eight-month-old son, who supporters have started a GoFundMe for
Pregnant mother Diane Miller (pictured with her baby) died just before 2am last Friday morning
A teenager has been charged with murder after he allegedly threw a concrete block at a 30-year-old pregnant mother in Perth.
Diane Miller, 30, died after the unprovoked attack outside the Waterford Plaza in Karawara, Perth on November 9.
The 17-year-old boy was initially charged with grievous bodily harm but that charge was today upgraded following her death.
The young man, from Kensington, will face the single murder charge in Perth Children’s Court on Friday.
Ms Miller, who has an eight-month-old son, was a passenger in the car being driven by her partner when he became caught in an altercation between two groups of youths in the shopping centre carpark.
During the scuffle, a 17-year-old boy, allegedly threw a concrete block through the car window.
The brick struck Ms Miller in the temple, knocking her out and immediately sending her into cardiac arrest.
She was rushed to hospital, but died just before 2am on Friday morning.
The mum had just bought a new home and was preparing for the birth of her second child when she was suddenly struck in the head with the concrete brick
Diane Miller (pictured), 30, was struck in the head with a concrete block while sitting in the passenger seat of a car
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Diane Miller’s eight-month-old baby Lloyd (pictured) after she died following a brutal attack
Ms Miller’s heartbroken brother Malcolm Clifton said everything in life was finally working out for her before she was struck.
‘She just got a house, everything was working out for her and now everything is just gone,’ he said.
‘All I heard is there was an argument, and my sister told them to go away, and as they drove off, someone threw a brick through the window.
‘She didn’t even see it coming, it hit her straight in the temple.’
Mr Clifton said his sister had suffered swelling on her brain, and her unborn baby was also unlikely to survive.
Her first child, an eight-month-old boy named Lloyde, will now grow up without his mother.
The pregnant mother went into cardiac arrest after she was hit in the head with the concrete block. She was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition before she died the following morning
The mother had just bought a house and ‘everything was working out for her’ when she was struck
Mr Clifton said his sister was ‘too good of a person’.
‘We are destroyed, we want these people whoever they are, brought to justice, we want what’s deserved,’ he said.
Her brother Malcolm Clifton (pictured with Ms Miller’s eight-month-old son) said on Wednesday that doctors told him it was ‘very unlikely’ his sister’s condition would improve
Western Australia Police Inspector Brett Baddock said the alleged assault appeared ‘unprovoked’.
‘I put it down to quite simply senseless, unprovoked violence, which is unacceptable, and we won’t tolerate it,’ he said.
Ms Miller was with her partner who had gotten into an altercation with a group of youths outside Waterford Plaza (pictured) in Perth