Lauren Dickason Wiki – Lauren Dickason Biography
Lauren Dickason, charged with killing her three daughters, may have been stressed after quarantining in the move from South Africa to New Zealand, a former neighbor of the family has said.
Ms. Dickason has reportedly been taken to a mental health unit in New Zealand, where she will stay until she returns to court to hear charges of murdering her three children, aged two and six.
She is 40 years old.
Ms. Dickason, the mother accused of murdering her three children, has been remanded in custody after appearing in court on Saturday.
Dickason, who didn’t get name suppression, appeared in Timaru District Court, where Judge Dominic Dravitzki remanded her in custody to a secure forensic mental health unit until October 5.
There was no application for bail, and she faced three charges of murder. An application for name suppression was withdrawn during the hearing.
Dickason was dressed in a grey hooded top and black trousers. She looked at the ground for most of the hearing.
Her three children, twins Maya and Karla and their sister Liane 6, were found dead at around 10 pm on Thursday by their father, Graham.
The 40-year old Lauren Dickason was taken to Timaru Hospital, where she was later charged with murder.
The family had recently completed MIQ after arriving from South Africa and had settled in the South Island town.
The parents are both doctors, and the father, an orthopedic surgeon, found his children died when he returned to their Queen St home.
Area commander Insp Dave Gaskin said on Friday the incident “will be incredibly distressing for Timaru residents, particularly coming so soon after the town lost five of their young people in a crash”, even if the family hadn’t been in town very long.
“Police are working with our partner agencies to ensure that support is wrapped around those most directly affected by the tragic events of last night and the wider community, and we urge anyone who needs support to reach out.”
Police said forensics expert was taking their time, still investigating the scene on Friday afternoon.