GP criticised in murder-suicide inquest

The Victoria Coroner has criticised a GP who treated both the victim and perpetrator of a murder-suicide, saying the GP had "overestimated his capacity to safely control this situation".

Victoria State Coroner Judge Jennifer Coate released her findings on Monday into the deaths of Lynette Phillips and her former partner Ben Pappas, once a champion skateboarder, who took his life after Ms Phillips' body was discovered.

Ms Phillips' body was found in the Yarra River in 2007, with signs of strangulation.

A week later, the body of her former partner, Ben