27 Jul 2023

High court told Lauren Dickason was horrified by visions of harming children

From Checkpoint, 6:16 pm on 27 July 2023

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A forensic psychiatrist has told the High Court that Lauren Dickason was horrified by vivid visions of harming her children the month before she killed them.

Mrs Dickason is on trial in Christchurch for the murder of her three young daughters in their home in Timaru in 2021.

She denies the charges, and is instead seeking a verdict of insanity and infanticide.

Anna Sargent has been in court.