Double parricide: Forensic analysis and psycholegal implications

Adam M. Weisman, Martine G. Ehrenclou, Kaushal K. Sharma

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-317
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Double parricide
  • Forensic science
  • Intrafamilial violence
  • Murder
  • Parricide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics


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