On February 29, 2020 Melissa Oates struck and killed her boyfriend Jari Wise with a car on Wilmot Road, Huonville, Tasmania, Australia. As is common in cases in which it is alleged a woman has committed intimate partner violence initial media reports stated that the man and woman were known to each other. Oates was charged with four breaches of a police family violence order and was bailed to appear on March 17.
Oates was subsequently convicted of dangerous driving and sentenced to 14 months imprisonment with six months suspended.
- Archived Copy of the Facebook Page of Jari Wise
- Archived Copy of the Facebook Page of Melissa Oates
- Archived Copy of Melissa Oates - Tasmania Magistrates Court Apperances