9 August 2018

Woman charged with elderly mother’s murder in Southern Highlands’ nursing home

| Glynis Quinlan
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A woman has been charged with murdering her elderly mother in a Southern Highlands’ aged care facility on the weekend.

About 9.35 pm on Sunday (August 5), police were called to an aged care facility in Bundanoon after the death of a 92-year-old woman at the facility.

Officers from The Hume Police District made inquiries and at about 10.30 am yesterday (August 8), the woman’s 67-year-old daughter was arrested at the Southern Highlands Police Station.

NSW Police state that the woman was subsequently charged with murder and has been refused bail to appear at Goulburn Local Court today (August 9).

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Blen_Carmichael2:40 pm 13 Aug 18

Lot of extrapolation for such little information.

A person with dementia cannot make the decision to be euthanised. That applies everywhere – including in Switzerland where there is legal euthanasia. Whoever had this poor lady’s power-of-attorney could have made decisions around which other nursing home she could be moved to. I sincerely hope she hadn’t “become a burden” and vulnerable to plausible family decisions not actually centred on her welfare.

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