Murder-suicides involving children: a 29-year study.

  title={Murder-suicides involving children: a 29-year study.},
  author={Roger W Byard and Dallon C. Knight and Ross A James and Jaimie Gilbert},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  volume={20 4},
Review was undertaken from February 1969 to January 1998 at the State forensic science center (Forensic Science) in Adelaide, South Australia, of all cases of murder-suicide involving children <16 years of age. A total of 13 separate cases were identified involving 30 victims, all of whom were related to the perpetrators. There were 7 male and 6 female perpetrators (age range, 23-41 years; average, 31 years) consisting of 6 mothers, 6 father/husbands, and 1 uncle/son-in-law. The 30 victims… CONTINUE READING
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