Major twist in tragic death of pregnant mother-of-two who was found dead inside her ex-partner’s house
- Benjamin Coman, 29, has been charged with the murder of Michelle Darragh, 32
- Ms Darragh died at her former partner’s Bayswater North home in Melbourne
- The mother-of-two was found dead in a bloodied pile of clothes on October 9
- Paramedics also discovered ex-boyfriend Ben Coman, 29, in critical condition
The estranged partner of a pregnant mother-of-two found dead inside his Melbourne home earlier this month has been charged with her murder.
Michelle Darragh, 32, was expecting her third child when she was found dead at her former partner’s Bayswater North home in Melbourne’s east on October 9.
The mother-of-two was found by her father lying beside a bloodied pile of clothes and her ex-partner Benjamin Coman, 29, who was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
Police confirmed on Tuesday the 29-year-old has been charged with murder and is due to face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later today.
The couple, who once lived at the address with their two young boys, recently separated only a fortnight ago.
Michelle Darragh, 32 (pictured), died at her former partner’s Bayswater North home 28km east of Melbourne’s city centre on October 9
But the young mum and social worker was seen at the property on October 9 while Mr Coman, a tradesman who runs a cabinet-making business, was also spotted walking in the area around the same time.
Ms Darragh’s heartbroken family said they want her to be remembered as ‘the most beautiful soul that you could ever get,’ a family member told The Age.
‘She lived for her kids and family and always put other people first in front of her own self.
‘We will always remember her beautiful nature and her infectious smile that lit the room up when she walked into it.’
Ms Darragh’s heartbroken family said: ‘She lived for her kids and family and always put other people first in front of her own self’
They said she adored her two sons and was a dedicated, loving mother.
A neighbour of the deceased woman said he saw the victim’s parents outside the house crying.
Neighour Trent Falahey said he saw Ms Darragh’s distraught parents crying outside the home before the woman’s mother asked if he had ‘heard anything’.
‘You don’t expect these things to happen in your neighbourhood,’ he told the Herald Sun.
He said they were a ‘fantastic’ and ‘lovely couple’ who had been at the property for about four years.
‘They were great neighbours … it is a pretty tight neighbourhood we all know each other,’ he said.