Sydney GP loses appeal over insulin murder

A Sydney physician has misplaced an appeal in opposition to his conviction for the murder of his second spouse with a deadly dose of fast-acting insulin.

Brian Kenneth Crickitt, 65, was jailed for at least 20 years in May 2017 after being discovered responsible of killing his spouse, Christine Crickitt. The murder came about shortly earlier than or after New Year in 2010, on the couple’s house in Woodbine, South-West Sydney.

It was initially discovered by the trial choose that Crickitt spent the night time together with his new lover, Linda Livermore, after allegedly administering the injection. The choose additionally discovered that Crickitt’s rising dislike of his spouse and new attraction to Ms Livermore offered a motive for the murder.

Crickitt was supported by his third spouse, Julie Crickitt, all through his trial.

Crickitt was discovered to have carried out two web searches on insulin overdose within the days previous to the murder. The trial choose additionally discovered that he had improperly used a prescription he had written for a affected person with diabetes to acquire fast-acting insulin from a pharmacy.

The post-mortem couldn’t conclude the reason for dying, nevertheless the choose dominated out suicide and unintentional dying, finally discovering the overdose of insulin to be accountable.

Crickitt’s appeal argued that medical consultants couldn’t decide his spouse’s explanation for dying and that the decision was unreasonable and unsupported by proof.

The appeal courtroom was required to resolve if the Crown had confirmed within the trial, past cheap doubt, that Crickitt was answerable for the dying of his spouse and so, if the trial choose had made the proper ruling.

The courtroom finally rejected all grounds of the appeal, concluding that “in this case, it was well open to the trial judge to infer from the facts that he found that the applicant deliberately and intentionally caused the death of the deceased by administering insulin to her.”

A lot of healthcare professionals have been convicted of inflicting dying intentionally with insulin. Thankfully, this type of murder is restricted to very uncommon instances.