Health worker mur­der ac­cused re­mains in psy­chi­atric fa­cil­ity

Southern Telegraph - - News - An­gela Pow­nall

The man ac­cused of mur­der­ing a men­tal health worker by stab­bing her in the neck dur­ing a pa­tient home visit in Rock­ing­ham is likely to re­main in a psy­chi­atric fa­cil­ity un­til at least the end of the month.

Jac­que­line Lynn Fran­cis, 50, was al­legedly at­tacked on Oc­to­ber 6 on Kent Street, Rock­ing­ham, then drove to a nearby Dome cafe for help and was rushed to Fiona Stan­ley Hospi­tal, where she died.

Shan­non Scott Wester­man Smith, 37, made his sec­ond ap­pear­ance in Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day charged with mur­der­ing the mother of three and was re­manded in cus­tody un­der a hospi­tal or­der un­til his ap­pear­ance in Stir­ling Gar­dens Mag­is­trate’s Court on Oc­to­ber 31.

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