7 Aug 2023

Crown psychiatrist says Dickason doesn't have case for insanity

From Checkpoint, 5:39 pm on 7 August 2023

One of the Crown's psychiatric experts is steadfast in their view that murder accused Lauren Dickason does not have an insanity nor an infanticide case.

This is despite intensive interrogation by Dickason's lawyers in the Christchurch High Court today.

The 42-year-old is on trial charged with murdering her three young daughters in 2021.

Her defence team maintains she was insane at the time, as part of a case of infanticide.

Our reporter Adam Burns was in court.