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Author(s) Scheinin, Lisa
Rogers, Christopher B.
Sathyavagiswaran, Lakshmanan
Year 2011
Title Familicide-suicide: A cluster of 3 cases in Los Angeles County
Published in American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology, Vol. 32, No. 4
Pages 327–330
DOI 10.1097/PAF.0b013e31821a555a
Abstract Familicide and familicide-suicide have not been extensively documented or adequately defined in forensic and psychiatric literature. Such incidents occupy a distinct epidemiological niche and are often precipitated by financial stressors. We present a cluster of 3 such cases, all of which occurred within a 4-month period in Los Angeles County, Calif. The dynamics of these cases are evaluated relative to the literature.
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