A man who stabbed to death his father AFL coach Phil Walsh, may leave his mental health center on highly supervised visits, ruled the Supreme Court of South Australia.
Cy Walsh, 29, who repeatedly stabbed Adelaide Crows senior coach Phil Walsh, 55, until his death at home in July 2015, has had his application approved to be released to the community on daytime visits as part of your rehabilitation.
He has been remanded indefinitely in mental health facilities at James Nash House in Northeast Adelaide, as he was not convicted of murdering his father in 2016 for mental incompetence.
The Supreme Court of South Australia has ruled that Cy Walsh (pictured) can leave his mental health center on highly supervised visits
The court discovered that he had undiagnosed schizophrenia or treatment at the time of killing his father in the house in the coastal suburb of Somerton Park, Adelaide.
Walsh received a limiting life term, which can be served in detention or in the community, depending on medical advice and court decisions.
He was also granted medical permission earlier this year to receive treatment for multiple sclerosis.
The world of the AFL was shaken by the death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh (pictured) in July 2015
Its application to obtain greater access to the community was supported by three medical experts.
His attorney Trish Johnson told the court that Walsh's schizophrenia is stable and that he "has had an excellent response" to antipsychotic medication, The Adelaide Advertiser reported.
The prosecutors did not express any objection.
"We are satisfied, in the reports, that any risk (to the community) can be adequately managed," prosecutor Lucy Boord told the court.
Cy's mother, Meredith (pictured with her husband Phil) continues to support her son and hopes he can move to another state one day
Cy Walsh (pictured) was found not guilty of murdering his father in 2016 due to mental incompetence
Judge Anne Bampton granted the order.
"Taking into account the reports of Dr. Lim and Dr. Furst, I order … that Mr. Walsh has escorted the license for medical and rehabilitation purposes," Judge Bampton said.
Walsh appeared by videoconference to hear the verdict and thanked the judge after the decision.
Cy Walsh has been sent to James Nash House (pictured) since 2016
His mother and Phil's wife, Meredith, had said that his son's psychiatric treatment allowed him to "afflict" his father.
"Ms. Walsh is very supportive of (Cy) and advises her to have a" normal life "and not be detained for a significant period of time," said a social worker in the report. .
"I was hoping that in the future I could move with (Cy) and reside on an interstate highway since there was a large family support network outside of South Australia."
Phil Walsh played 122 games for Collingwood, Richmond and the Brisbane Bears between 1983 and 1990.
After passing through the assistant coach in Port Adelaide and West Coast, he took over as head coach of the Crows in 2015, recording seven wins from 12 games until his death midway through the season.
Adelaide Crows, of Phil Walsh, played against the fierce rival Port Adelaide in a clash at the crossroads, only weeks after the death of the Crows coach.