Dad was leaving his family when he was fatally stabbed in the chest by his mother-in-law in ‘domestic violence dispute’ – as coroner orders inquest into ‘homicide’
- Adam Coble died of a stab wound to his chest in North Richmond in Sydney
- His wife Robyn was injured and her mother-in-law was stabbed in neck
- Police investigated claims Mr Coble, 40, was stabbed in chest by mother-in-law
- Mr Coble’s mother said he was planning on moving in with her before his death
A dad who was fatally stabbed in the chest during a domestic dispute in front of his teenage daughter was planning to leave and move in with his mother.
Adam Coble, 40, died after he was stabbed in the chest in his North Richmond home, in north-west Sydney, in January last year.
Police have been investigating claims Coble was killed after he was stabbed by his mother-in-law when he attacked her during a family dispute, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The grandmother, who is aged in her 60s, suffered critical stab wounds to her neck and Mr Coble’s wife Robyn was injured with cuts to her arms and hands.
Adam Coble (left, pictured with wife Robyn) died at a North Richmond home, in north-west Sydney, with a stab wound to his chest in January 2019
Robyn hugs her teenage daughter after Adam Coble was fatally stabbed in north-west Sydney
Robyn reportedly told police her mother was stabbed by Mr Cobble before the mother-in-law delivered the fatal puncture.
No charges have been laid over Mr Coble’s death and it not suggested Robyn or her mother are responsible.
Mr Coble’s mother Anne Skeed said she was on the phone with her son and granddaughter at the time of his death.
‘Adam was leaving to come and live with me on January 22, but (died) on January 14,’ she told The Daily Telegraph.
Ms Skeed has asked the NSW Coroner for her son’s death to be investigated again.
She questions why authorities have not pursued an investigation into the couple’s history of domestic violence and an alleged money dispute.
Police have been investigating claims Coble was killed by his mother-in-law after he attacked her during a family dispute. Adam and Robyn Coble are pictured
Ann Lambino, the registrar of the NSW Coroner’s Court, told Ms Skeed via a letter that Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee had reviewed her requests.
‘As a result, the Coroner requested that the investigating police make a number of further enquiries to address the matters that you raised,’ the letter said.
‘The Coroner now proposes to hold an inquest into Adam’s death.’
The letter also explained that when a Coroner determines a person died of homicide, it ‘does not suggest that any criminal offence has been committed’.
Mr Coble’s wife Robyn was injured with cuts to her arms and hands during the dispute in January 2019