The trial date has finally been set for Lauren Anne Dickason, a South African mother alleged to have murdered her three daughters on 16 September 2021 at their home in New Zealand. Dickason’s case is scheduled for 17 July 2023, nearly two years after the murders occurred.
The initial date was set for the beginning of 2023 in Timaru, New Zealand, but Dickason applied for a venue change to Christchurch which was approved and the case date was rescheduled to July 2023.
Lauren Anne Dickason, her husband, Graham and their three daughters, six-year-old Liane and two-year-old twins Maya and Karla immigrated to New Zealand from Pretoria two weeks before the girls were murdered in the Timaru home.
On 16 September 2021, Dickason allegedly killed her three girls. Her husband came home to find his three daughters dead and his wife in serious condition. Dickason was taken to a hospital where she was arrested and charged with the murder of her children.
Dickason is being kept at Hillmorton Hospital, a mental health clinic in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Her husband, Graham has returned to South Africa. In a statement to the press, Graham says that he has forgiven his wife, adding that she was also a victim of the tragedy.