The South African doctor and mother who murdered her three daughters in New Zealand, may have stopped taking her chronic medication so that she could meet the country's strict immigration criteria.
The doctor from Pretoria, Lauren Anne Dickason has been charged for the murders of her twin daughters Maya and Karla (3) and Liane (6). The children were discovered in their Timaru home last Thursday by their father, Graham Dickason, who is an orthopaedic surgeon. They children were allegedly strangled with cable ties.
Lauren made a court appearance where she was referred to hospital for mental evaluation. She is expected to appear in court again on October 5.
The family immigrated to New Zealand in August and was placed in a strict quarantine. The tragedy occurred a week after they came out of quarantine
According to a news report Lauren stopped her chronic medication as she was afraid it would affect their immigration application as New Zealand can turn down potential immigrants on the basis of a chronic illness due to their strict requirements.
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