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Accused family killer was 'denied treatment by Scientologist parents' - 2007-07-10

F345.png Accused family killer was 'denied treatment by Scientologist parents' July 10, 2007, Barbara McMahon, The Guardian

A woman accused of killing her father and sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court heard yesterday.

They declined the treatment after the 25-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year and instead gave her medication they got from America.

Dr Mark Cross, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said it was not "psychiatric in nature".

The woman, who is accused of murdering her 53-year-old father and 15-year-old sister in Revesby, south-west Sydney last Thursday, and stabbing her 52-year-old mother, appeared briefly before a magistrate yesterday. She is said to be too ill to be properly interviewed.

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{{cite news | first = Barbara | last = McMahon | title = Accused family killer was 'denied treatment by Scientologist parents' | url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/australia/story/0,,2122476,00.html | work = The Guardian | date = July 10, 2007 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}