Published Online: 1 March 2002
Page Count: 5
Clinical associate professor of Psychiatry, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Clinical professor of Psychiatry, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Graduate student, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
(Received 10 September 2001; accepted 5 September 2001)
In a retrospective study, eleven adult parricidal forensic cases from Southern California are presented. Each case involves the murder of both parents and was referred for forensic evaluation. Common characteristics among the eleven cases are presented. Two case examples illustrate features of recognized adult parricidal subtypes. The findings are compared with studies involving parricide, double-parricide, and extant case law.
Paper ID: JFS15249J