New Zealand murders: Experts offer some insight as to why children are killed by their parents

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The arrest of a South African mother, Lauren Dickason, for the murder of her three daughters in New Zealand has again shone a spotlight on filicide.

Dickason is one of many South African women linked to filicide cases – the murder of a child by their caregiver.

A former Pretoria doctor, Dickason has been charged with killing her twin girls, Maya and Karla, two, and their older sister, Liane, six.

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