Aug 16

New Zealand jury finds South African Lauren Dickason guilty of murder

South African doctor Lauren Dickason has been found guilty of murder in the High Court in Christchurch, New Zealand.
News24 reports that Dickason was accused of murder after strangling and smothering Liané, 6, and 2-year-old twins Maya and Karla on 16 September 2021. This while her husband was out for dinner with colleagues. She pleaded not guilty to the charges. According to New Zealand publication Stuff, she was convicted of three counts of murder. Judge Cameron Mander says the trial had been difficult and gruelling and that it had involved distressing evidence that had likely taken a toll on each juror