Tamara Louise Lorimer Wiki – Tamara Louise Lorimer Biography
Tamara Louise Lorimer was found guilty of manslaughter at the Supreme Court in Broome, Western Australia this week. She had been reversing out of the driveway of the couple’s home in Cable Beach in November 2021 when she struck her girlfriend Doreen-Joan Lindsay. Broome Magistrates Court heard Lorimer got behind the wheel with three others after receiving a call to go help a friend. But as she backed out of the driveway Ms Lindsay walked into the path of the car. Police and ambulance attended the scene but were unable to save the 35-year-old who suffered fatal injuries. She later died at Broome Hospital. The couple had been drinking heavily at their home before the horror incident.
Tamara Louise Lorimer is 44 years old.
Tamara Lorimer is found guilty of manslaughter in the death of her partner and sentenced to five years in prison
Prosecutor Michael Cvetkoski said the state would make the argument Lorimer was criminally negligent as she had ‘appeared affected by alcohol’ when police turned up, the ABC reported. The lesbian mum had reversed ‘at speed’ and did not look to see if it was clear – despite knowing her partner was drunk. Mr. Cvetkoski said hospital tests revealed Lorimer’s blood alcohol level was around 0.121 per cent. But defense lawyer Seamus Rafferty said she was not criminally responsible arguing the driveway was shaped in an unusual way that had a blindspot.
No amount of due diligence would have allowed Lorimer to see her girlfriend walking behind the car, the court heard. A beloved, much-respected young woman lost her life … a young, well-respected woman also lost her partner,’ Mr. Rafferty told the court. Chief Justice Peter Quinlan said the incident was a ‘wasteful tragedy’ adding there were ‘no winners’ in this case. ‘It only takes a second to take another person’s life,’ Chief Justice Quinlan said. ‘Any sentence in court couldn’t begin to value a person’s life.’ Lorimer was sentenced to five years in jail and will be eligible for parole on June 23, 2026. Family and friends from both sides were at the court to hear the verdict.