Journal Published Online: 01 March 2002
Volume 47, Issue 2

Double Parricide: Forensic Analysis and Psycholegal Implications



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.

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Weisman, AM
Parole Outpatient Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
Ehrenclou, MG
Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
Sharma, KK
University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Pages: 5
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Stock #: JFS15249J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS15249J