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New Zealand jury finds mother guilty of killing her 3 young daughters

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By NICK PERRY

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I just hope this women is made to do her sentence in NZ and not sent back to South Africa where she has the possibility of being set free.

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NZers are very humble, kind and welcoming people and rarely speak of foreigners negatively, but this very public and unheard-of type of crime is starting to test their patience.

I'm pretty sure murders - by New Zealanders - have happened down the years. Including some pretty ghastly and violent ones.

NZ is a very safe place on a world scale, but let's not pretend heinous murders there are a foreigner-committed phenomenon.

IMO this woman is evil and deserves the rope. Of course she can't receive that penalty, so "never to be released" is appropriate.

Rest in Peace to the poor children.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

This has been a traumatic time for all NZers. Nothing like this has ever happened.

NZers are very humble, kind and welcoming people and rarely speak of foreigners negatively, but this very public and unheard-of type of crime is starting to test their patience.

You are trying to imply that ‘NZers’ haven’t committed this kind of crime and by focusing on the foreigner angle you are mistaken.

The only woman executed in New Zealand was a serial killer ‘NZer’ found guilty of infanticide.

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She is not 'evil' first because there is no such thing

No such thing as evil? Not true. Evil exists and there are heaps of evidence for it in world history. Starting with, just to list one example, Auschwitz.

Is Lauren Dickason, the person, evil? Probably not. Chances are good that she's mentally and intellectually disturbed, although that doesn't excuse her crimes -- which I would say are evil. Killing one's own kids is about as evil as it gets.

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She’s got to be nuts. Life in a mental institution.

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I think you just accidentally supported my argument there, thanks. :)

I didn’t. But to avoid any doubt fatrainfallingintheforest totally demolished your ‘argument’.

Being patriotic and/or xenophobic about crime is foolish.

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Thank you both. I was really hoping someone would say this.

I wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to slip into stereotyping and xenophobia and how dangerous it can be.

Not buying that for a second.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

It seems that a lot of people from NZ have become quite negative towards foreigners after these incidents. As the poster on here has stated that foreigners are to blame for all the crime in NZ. This can lead to situations developing and targeting foreign residents. Stay safe in NZ please.

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Rest in peace the three little sisters, you have done nothing wrong to be born in New Zealand but a wrong mother. Perhaps she has complicated and bad romance with her spouse. Her face looks annoying, a bad temper person!

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She needs to be hung, Japanese style.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

From the look of that picture, this person shows ZERO Remorse for what it did

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Parents killing offspring is not unknown in the animal kingdom to which we, too, like it or not, belong. "Evil" is an emotional word, a nebulous, quasi-religious term empty of empirical content. Anxiety and stress can do strange things to the human brain. She faces a bleak future as a result of her heinous act so she will need to receive some form of psychiatric treatment in a prison hospital. Fortunately, she'll be spared the feudal punishment customarily inflicted on mothers who kill their children.

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Rest in peace the three little sisters, you have done nothing wrong to be born in New Zealand but a wrong mother.

They weren’t born in New Zealand.

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@us-reamer

Wise words.

Exactly the type of level-headed contribution needed when the pitchfork-wielding mob get all riled up….

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So the husband knew she was suffering from post natal depression and went out for dinner by himself leaving her with the kids??? He should be in jail as well!

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When such shocking event makes the news, everyone seems to be suddenly awake, but when lots of people around the world keep saying they are being psychologically, mentally, emotionally abused by their closest family, guess what, this usually gets either unnoticed or minimized or shamed and then they say - I had no idea she could kill! I bet he had the idea, I bet she abused her daughters previously and there were signs.

Is that really just a post-partum depression? im not a health care specialist but I have my doubts about that.

Looks more like these kind of people who kill their children they are on a continuum of narcissism or psychopathy. You dont just switch on suddenly and kill your own child, i bet for those children it must have been a long torture since they were born childhood, Im sure there were people who recognized there were something wrong but choose not to see it.

When the world recognizes and admits and choose to not unsee narcissism and psychopathy in people they have around and the governments implement proper education and preventive policies only then we have hope to see less tragedies like this.

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NZ is a escape place. I went there 5 years ago. Rich Americans, Indians, Koreans, Europeans.

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Wow unbelievable!!! Both medical professionals, but the signs were there!!! The husband a doctor himself told police that he knew his wife was struggling with her mental health and with motherhood but had no idea she was capable of killing. She needed help!

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I am sure she will find lots of new friends in prison

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AlongfortherideToday 10:25 am JST

I am sure she will find lots of new friends in prison

Unless New Zealand is more progressive than I imagined and already made all of their prisons co-ed, she won't.

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