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    Mother 'not responsible' for killing eight children in Australia

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    An Australian woman who killed eight children in a stabbing attack at her home will not stand trial because she was of "unsound mind" at the time.
    Raina Thaiday was experiencing a psychotic episode when she turned on her four sons, three daughters and a niece in Cairns in December 2014.

    The legal decision - made last month but only now made public - means she cannot be held criminally responsible.
    Thaiday, 40, is being held at a high-security centre in Brisbane.
    It is unclear if she will ever be released back into the community.

    The house where the children, aged between two and 14, were killed has been demolished. It has been replaced with a park to remember Malili, Angelina, Shantae, Rayden, Azariah, Daniel, Rodney and Patrenella.

    Schizophrenia at its worst.
    Thaiday, also known as Mersane Warria, had been charged with the children's murders but Queensland's Mental Health Court ruled she should not stand trial.
    Experts said before the killings she had never been treated for mental illness.
    Several psychiatrists testified that it was likely that Thaiday's mental state had deteriorated in the months beforehand.
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    Thaiday believed she was the "Chosen One" and became obsessed with cleansing to protect herself and her family from demons.

    A "dove call" - either real or imagined - sent her over the edge.
    Forensic psychiatrist Dr Jane Phillips told the court: "She heard the sound of a bird and believed from hearing that sound it was a message she must kill the children to save them."
    Psychiatrist Dr Frank Varghese said Thaiday was suffering from an "apocalyptic delusional state".

    "This is quite a unique case and a horrendous case, the likes of which I've never seen before," he said.
    "This is schizophrenia at its very depth and its worst."

    The bodies were discovered by Thaiday's adult son, Lewis Warria. He found his mother in front of the house with 35 self-inflicted stab wounds.
    Justice Jean Dalton said there was a convincing body of evidence that Thaiday could not control or understand her actions.

    "Ms Thaiday had a mental illness that deprived her of capacity at the time of the killing," Justice Dalton said.
    "That is, that she is entitled to the defence of unsoundness of mind - there is just no doubt about that on the evidence, and there is no doubt about the legal conclusion that flows from that."
    Mother 'not responsible' for killing eight children in Australia - BBC News
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    Oh She will be out in the streets again, in only a few years.
    And omvende again the fucking judges and shrinks has made unjustice prevail again.

    Make a park in memory of the kids!
    What about honoring them by putting the killer behind bars.

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    Well, there's a positive side to the story; If ENT tried to kill me, he may get off criminal charges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Well, there's a positive side to the story; If ENT tried to kill me, he may get off criminal charges.
    "May?".

    He'd be sharing a cell with Peter Sutcliffe arguing over which voices in their heads they should be listening to.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? John 10:34.
    And that New Testament claptrap is "on-topic" related to your own original post, how?

    Just curious, but waiting for your most enlightening answer to that question, especially since you have a penchant for including that "irrelevant" (to the topic) quote, on a regular OP basis. Sigh!

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    You're imagining things.
    That sig. doesn't appear on any of my OPs as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by capitane View Post
    Oh She will be out in the streets again, in only a few years.
    No doubt some sad desperate bloke will be her new boyfriend. Might even get the right to breed again.

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