The two boys were drugged and drowned; the older girl was drugged, knocked unconscious and strangled. There were cryptic handwritten messages on their bodies and on the walls of the apartment. Their father was discovered in the bath having possibly taken an overdose of sedatives. Hearings of this case were continuously adjourned due to his "psychological condition". He eventually admitted killing the children but pleaded not guilty to murder because of mental instability.
Submissions on sentencing were heard on 12-13 December 2003 and the court will reconvene on 13 February 2004 when Fraser will be sentenced.MORE ARTICLES: