Pain medication caused wife-killer’s ‘delusional beliefs’, court told

A man who stabbed his partner to death before setting fire to their home was suffering a rare medication-induced psychosis, a forensic psychiatrist told a court on Monday.

Daniel Eckersley, 39, has admitted to the murder of his partner Amanda Harris, at their Cranbourne North home in July 2018, with a kitchen knife.

Amanda Harris' body was pulled from her burning Cranbourne North home.

Amanda Harris’ body was pulled from her burning Cranbourne North home.

On Monday, Associate ProfessorAndrew Carroll told the Supreme Court of Victoria he believed Eckersley suffered temporary psychosis from overusing the pain medication Tramadol and was delusional in his belief Ms Harris was poisoning him.

Associate ProfessorCarroll said there were only two recorded cases in the world previously where excess use of Tramadol had caused an acute psychotic episode, describing the phenomenon as «very rare».

Источник: Theage.com.au

Источник: Corruptioner.life

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