A NSW Central Coast woman who was allegedly strangled and beaten by her ex-partner has died in hospital.
Blair Dalton, 35, suffered critical injuries during the domestic incident at Ettalong Beach on Tuesday night and was treated at Gosford Hospital, but passed away Thursday evening.
Lance Michael Pearce, 34, was charged with attempt to strangle or suffocate, with police saying on Friday that this is expected to be upgraded to murder.
NSW Central Coast woman Blair Dalton, pictured, has died in hospital after allegedly being strangled by her partner on Tuesday night
Lance Michael Pearce, 34, (right) was charged with attempt to strangle or suffocate, with police saying on Friday that this is expected to be upgraded to murder
Ms Dalton’s family posted early Friday morning that her organs will be donated to help others.
‘Our beautiful Blair who is always helping others will today continue on this path when the transplanting of her organs begin RIP our best friend love dad and Gail,’ they wrote.
Family and friends shocked at her passing left tributes to the young woman on social media following her death, calling her ‘one of a kind’.
‘Rest easy hun… U didn’t deserve to go this way, will remember our good old party days… Ur a awesome chic… So sad for u and all ur loved ones… (sic),’ one person wrote.
While a friend added: ‘RIP Blair I am so blessed to have been able to work with you. You truly were one of a kind, down to earth and the life of the party.’
‘Spread your wings and surround them around your loved ones sweetie. Rest easy.’
Ms Dalton’s family posted early Friday morning that her organs will be donated to help others
The alleged attack happened at Ms Dalton’s home, pictured
Pearce, pictured, yelled out ‘no, no’ and ‘is she all right, she has to be all right’ from the dock on Wednesday
The alleged attack happened at Ms Dalton’s home in Ettalong Beach, on the Central Coast, according to police who were called to the property at 7.10pm.
According to The Daily Telegraph Pearce, dressed in white forensic overalls, was heard saying ‘no, no’ and ‘is she all right, she has to be all right’ during a court appearance Wednesday.
He will return to court on November 24, after a psychiatric assessment.
According to 7 News Ms Dalton’s friends described her as a ‘good Aussie girl’.
‘We’re just waiting on doctors reports but the end result won’t be good either way will it?’
Police commenced CPR on Ms Dalton until paramedics arrived. She was rushed to Gosford Hospital where she remained on Wednesday in a critical condition.
Pearce is due to appear in Gosford Local Court on Wednesday.
National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.
Police, pictured, investigated the alleged crime scene on Wednesday morning
The woman was taken to Gosford Hospital following the alleged attack, but has since died
The alleged attack happened at the mother’s home in Ettalong Beach, on the Central Coast, according to police who were called to the property at 7.10pm
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