Accused 'butchered' Scientologist family, court told - 2007-07-09

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F360.png Accused 'butchered' Scientologist family, court told July 9, 2007, AAP, The Australian

A SYDNEY woman accused of fatally stabbing her father, sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court was told today. The 24-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness in late 2006 and recommended follow-up treatment at Bankstown Hospital, in Sydney's south-west.

Dr Mark Cross, the consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said the woman's parents refused this treatment.

"She had a history of being diagnosed with a psychotic illness in late 2006 at Bankstown Hospital, but follow-up from the mental health team was apparently declined by her parents because of their alleged scientology beliefs," Dr Cross said.


{{cite news | author = AAP | title = Accused 'butchered' Scientologist family, court told | url = http://web.archive.org/web/20091001104034/http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,22044493-2702,00.html | work = The Australian | date = July 9, 2007 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}