A New Zealand woman who murdered her three daughters before trying to kill herself has revealed she sleeps with teddy bears made from their clothing.
South African doctor Lauren Dickason, 42, was found guilty in August of murdering her two-year-old twin daughters Maya and Karla and their six-year-old sister Lianè, at their home in Timaru, New Zealand on September 16, 2021.
She admitted to killing the girls but pleaded not guilty to murder, arguing she was suffering from post-partum depression at the time and didn’t know that what she was doing was wrong.
After a four-week trial, a jury of eight women and four men rejected Dickason’s legal defences under New Zealand’s insanity and infanticide laws. They were not unanimous, voting 11-1 for conviction, a split allowed under New Zealand laws.
Now, Dickason is in custody at Hillmorton Hospital in Christchurch, awaiting sentencing. She communicates with a group of about 1500 people who have expressed their support for her during the trial and since she was convicted.
The Facebook group, ‘Support for Lauren Dickason’, was started in July 2022 and has roughly 1500 members, mostly women, from New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, the United Kingdom, United States, Namibia, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Netherlands, Vietnam and Mauritius.
In one recent, handwritten letter posted in the group, according to NZ site The Press, Dickason revealed she sleeps with teddy bears sewn from the dead girls’ clothing.
Her letter was sent in response to a care package she received
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The Emirates Finest Business Awards Gala will be held in Dubai on November 30, 2023, at the enchanting location of Radisson Blu Dubai-Creek. These awards, among the most important in the Emirates world, have as their creator Adnan Ali Mohammed Ali Alhammadi, Chairman of the Committee.
Always attentive to the evolution of business in the Emirati world, and a profound connoisseur and admirer of new talents and those who, over the years, will shape the future of their respective fields and create new projects, Mr. Adnan will welcome guests at an enchanting ceremony in Dubai at the end of November. Prominent personalities, creatives, artists and political officials will be present for what promises to be an unforgettable evening.
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