Mother tells inquest she called police ‘out of sheer frustration’

Marney Mutch, testifying as a witness at the fourth day of a coroner’s inquest into her son’s death, told the story of a young boy and man who could be “angelic” and caring, but struggled with abandonment issues, anger, undiagnosed mental-health issues and lack of suitable support in the child welfare and justice systems.

Rhett Mutch, 20, was shot and killed by Victoria police on Nov. 1, 2014, at his Dallas Road home. His mother called 911 after he broke a window to get into his basement bedroom, thinking she was not home. His mother had asked him to not come home after an argument earlier in the week.

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