Father-of-four dies after 'king hit'
A father-of-four lay dying in a street from an
alleged king hit just hours after a family dinner on the NSW
mid-north coast at the weekend.
Yesterday the man's wife made the painful decision to switch off
his life support system.
Scott Snodgrass, 34, had enjoyed a restaurant dinner with his
wife Roisin Maitland and their four children on Friday night.
The photograph above was taken with Mr Snodgrass's eldest
daughter, nine-year-old Eve, during the meal, the Daily Telegraph
A special family weekend lay ahead - the couple's youngest
child, two-year-old Archie, was to be christened on Sunday
The family went home afterwards but Mr Snodgrass decided to stay
on for a few more drinks.
While making his way home in the early hours of Saturday, the
young dad became involved in an altercation with a 20-year-old man
near a taxi rank on the Pacific Highway.
He was allegedly king hit, suffering serious head injuries, and
never regained consciousness.
"He was just a great dad, the kind every kid wants," Ms Maitland
was quoted as saying.
"He would do anything for us and whenever we needed him he would
be there straight away."
Detectives spoke with the younger man involved in the
altercation but he was released without charge.
Police said they "want to get a clear picture of what has
occurred before we consider charges".
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