Psychotic mother who shot her three-year-old daughter dead before taking her own life told neighbours she’d given birth to Jesus
- Mother who shot daughter in murder-suicide said she’d ‘given birth to Jesus’
- Aisha Beck killed three-year-old Aziza at Pascoe Vale home in January, 2017
- Mrs Beck was psychotic and had delusional religious fantasies before death
The psychotic mother that shot dead her three-year-old daughter before killing herself claims she’d ‘given birth to Jesus’ as dark thoughts pushed her towards the murder-suicide.
Aisha Beck killed young Aziza by shooting her in the head on January 29, 2017 at their Pascoe Vale home in Melbourne’s north before turning the gun on herself.
Mrs Beck, who had been on a series of medication and battled through mental health issues all her life after as a result of her own mother’s suicide, was suffering from religious delusions in the lead up to their deaths.
‘Mrs Beck stated that she was the Mother Mary and she had just given birth to Jesus,’ counsel said at Coroners Court on Wednesday according to the Herald Sun.
Aisha Beck killed young Aziza by shooting her in the head on January 29, 2017 at their Pascoe Vale home in Melbourne’s north before turning the gun on herself (stock picture)
The mother, originally from Myanmar, had made a series of disturbing requests and statements to police when they were called to her house in 2015 when she was asking to speak to then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
She told police she needed to speak to the Norwegian Embassy and made a number of references to religious delusions, including telling people she believed God was ‘ready to take her’.
Mrs Beck was also in debt $23,000 to Centrelink, adding to her dwindling mental state.
She had been seeking psychiatric help and was on antipsychotic medication, but the Coroner’s Court heard she had been repeatedly changing the dosage in the months before the murder suicide.
Her husband Mohamed Beck had taken seven months off work to help his wife through her mental health battle after his wife’s condition worsened.
He came home one day and wasn’t met by the Aziza meeting him at the door, something the three-year-old always did when he returned.
Instead Mr Beck found his daughter and wife lying lifeless on the floor.
The State’s Deputy Coroner told the court a combination of financial stress, a lack of social interaction and her deteriorating mental state led to the murder-suicide
The State’s Deputy Coroner told the court a combination of financial stress, a lack of social interaction and her deteriorating mental state led to the murder-suicide.
Deputy State Coroner Caitlin English found Mrs Beck’s mental health issues, isolation in the community and financial concerns all contributed to her decision to take her life.
“This decision also meant for Aisha that she would have to take the life of her daughter as she felt that Aziza would not be able to be cared for if she wasn’t there,’” Deputy State Coroner Caitlin English said.
She recommended that GPs be more ‘assertive’ in following up with patients experiencing serious mental health issues.