Female Homicide-Suicide Perpetrators: A Controlled Study
Fishbain D A~~Rao V J~~Aldrich T E
The record files of Dade County Medical Examiner Department were reviewed & 133 homicide-suicides were identified. 7.5% were female perpetrated. The chart data of this group was compared to that of 50 female homicide-suicide victims & 50 female individual suicides. Results indicated female perpetrators were more likely than female homicide victims to live in mobile homes, kill their lover or ex-lover, have their crime accidentally discovered, leave a note, kill on a weekend, & be depressed.