Hostage in Sydney siege 'killed by police bullet ricochet'

January 29, 2015 1:23 AM

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Hostage in Sydney siege 'killed by police bullet ricochet'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured three other hostages, an inquest into the deaths was told on Thursday.

Jeremy Gormly, counsel assisting the New South Wales state coroner, said lawyer Katrina Dawson, 38, was hit by six fragments of a police bullet, or bullets, with one striking a major blood vessel.

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