The South African mother, Dr Lauren Dickason, who was charged with the murder of her three daughters has been sent for a psychological evaluation. This comes after a short court appearance before Judge Dominic Dravitzki in the Timaru District Court on Saturday, as Reuters reports.
The bodies of twin girls Maya and Karla, 2, and their older sister Liane, 6 were discovered by their father, Dr Graham Dickason, when he came home from work.
Timaru police described the crime as isolated, while a police statement read: “The investigation into this tragedy is still in its very early stages, but we can confirm that nobody else is being sought in relation to the deaths of the three children.”
However, according to several reports, it is alleged that the children were strangled with cable ties. Graham, Lauren and their children moved to New Zealand last month and had been in Timaru for just a week after coming out of New Zealand’s strict managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ).
The 40-year-old Lauren Dickason is expected back in court on Tuesday, October 5.
Picture: Facebook/ Graham Dickason