Mother accused of killing her two children to cash in on their insurance “tried to kill her son sooner”
- Gold Coast mother Maree Crabtree is accused of killing her two children
- The police claim that she killed them and committed suicides to claim insurance
- On Monday, the police claimed that she had previously tried to kill her son
A Gold Coast mother accused of killing her two adult children with disabilities for insurance benefits has also been charged with attempted murder.
Maree Mavis Crabtree is already facing a series of charges, including two counts of murder over the death of her daughter Erin, 18, in 2012, and son Jonathan, 26, in 2017.
The new indictment against Crabtree, 53, concerns the alleged attempted murder of Jonathan in a Gold Coast property in Maudsland on January 10, 2017.
Gold Coast mother Maree Crabtree (photo left) is accused of killing her two grown children to claim their insurance money. New allegations suggest that she tried to kill her son earlier
The police claim that she killed Erin, 18 (pictured left) in 2012 and Jonathan, 26 (right) in 2017
Six months later, Jonathon’s dead body was found in a house in the nearby suburb of Coomera.
Erin was found dead in September 2012 in the Maudsland house.
Both brothers and sisters had a handicap. The police said earlier that they died as a result of being forced to take medication.
Crabtree was arrested in January 2018.
She is also accused of the serious physical damage and torture of a woman in her twenties and various fraudulent acts.
The police said at that time that the woman had been abused for several years.
Crabtree did not appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court when her charges were reported on Monday.
She is being held in pre-trial detention and all charges are expected to be reported on March 9.
Mrs Crabtree’s charges were dealt with on Monday in the Brisbane Magistrates Court