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Crabtree text about lunch is key in murder investigation

A Queensland mother accused of killing two of her children and torturing a third allegedly poisoned her eldest son with hillbilly heroin which she slipped into his lemonade.

Police will allege Maree Crabtree put a lethal dose of liquid oxycodone in her son’s Sprite cup and forced him to drink it after ordering his last meal at a McDonald’s drive through.

She ordered the meal after receiving a text message from the 26-year-old, the Brisbane Times Reports.

Jonathan Crabtree was allegedly killed by his own mother – who spiked his lemonade with a lethal dose of hillbilly heroin

Police will alleged Maree Crabtree put a lethal dose of liquid oxycodone in her son's drink - after ordering his last meal at a McDonald's drive through

Police will alleged Maree Crabtree put a lethal dose of liquid oxycodone in her son’s drink – after ordering his last meal at a McDonald’s drive through

'OK xx can you get me a double quarter pounder with lemonade please xx', Jonathan texted his mum, police claim

‘OK xx can you get me a double quarter pounder with lemonade please xx’, Jonathan texted his mum, police claim

 ‘OK xx can you get me a double quarter pounder with lemonade please xx’, Jonathan texted his mum, police claim.

Jonathan and his mother had spent the morning at a Brisbane psychologist working through a $200,000 disability claim over his brain injuries which were acquired in a 2015 car accident.

The next day Mrs Crabtree allegedly picked up her son’s Centrelink payment before calling triple zero for him.

When police arrived they found the nature of the boy’s death ‘strikingly similar’ to that of his 18-year-old sister Erin in 2012.

When police arrived they found the nature of the boy's death 'strikingly similar'to that of his 18-year-old sister Erin in 2012

When police arrived they found the nature of the boy’s death ‘strikingly similar’to that of his 18-year-old sister Erin in 2012

The young girl overdosed on the same drug while her family was away on holiday.

Crabree’s lawyer, Dave Garratt, has promised to defend all allegations against her – including the torture of a third child and claiming death benefits for the children she allegedly killed.

Police say they searched the home for the lemonade cup but believe the mother disposed of it before calling triple zero. 

Jonathan and his mother had spent the morning at a Brisbane Psychologist working through a $200,000 disability claim over his brain injuries which were acquired in a 2015 car accident

Jonathan and his mother had spent the morning at a Brisbane Psychologist working through a $200,000 disability claim over his brain injuries which were acquired in a 2015 car accident

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