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Dickason likely to be sentenced in March for children's murders

Lauren Dickason, the South African woman found guilty of killing her three young daughters weeks after emigrating to New Zealand, may be sentenced in March.

The 42-year-old former doctor was found guilty in August 2023 for the murders of her daughters, six-year-old Lianè, and two-year-old twins, Maya and Karla, and was due to be sentenced in December.

The three girls were killed on 16 September 2021.

An IOL report says , according to the New Zealand Herald, the matter returned to court this week, with a new date scheduled for 20 March.

They reported that there was a phone conference between the judge and lawyers and that the new date was set. Dickason was not present in court.

During the four-week trial, Dickason admitted to killing her daughters. She pleaded not guilty to charges of murder by reason of insanity. But 11 out of 12 jurors found Lauren guilty of three counts of murder.

IOL – Lauren Dickason, found guilty of killing her three daughters, may be sentenced in March

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