Respiratory physician who performed a home cricothyroidotomy on ‘choking’ wife referred to prosecutors

Dr Peter Spencer waited three hours to call an ambulance after 'unsuccessfully' attempting a cricothyroidotomy with a knife and pen, coroner finds.

A respiratory physician who performed a cricothyroidotomy on his wife because he believed she was choking has been referred to prosecutors after he waited three hours before calling an ambulance.

Mayumi Spencer died at her Melbourne home in January 2015.