Parricide: a comparative study of matricide versus patricide.

  title={Parricide: a comparative study of matricide versus patricide.},
  author={D. Bourget and Pierre Gagn{\'e} and M Labelle},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  volume={35 3},
Between 1990 and 2005, 64 parents were killed by their children in the province of Quebec, Canada. The authors reviewed all consecutive coroners' files on these cases and found that 27 mothers and 37 fathers were the victims of parricide. The sample included 56 perpetrators: 52 sons and 4 daughters; 9 cases of double parricide were found. Approximately 15 percent of the perpetrators (8/56) attempted suicide following the parricide. A psychiatric motive (stemming from depression or psychotic… CONTINUE READING

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