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Mother shot 3yo before killing herself

Mother shot 3yo before killing herself

A mother committed a tragic murder of her daughter before killing herself, leaving their bodies to be found by her devastated husband, a coroner has found. Aziza Beck died from a single headshot wound on January 29, 2017, aged three.

  • Her little body was found beside her mother’s.
  • At about 8 am, Aisha Beck made her husband lunch to work.
  • Her daughter was playing happily around them at their Pascoe Vale home.
  • Then Ms. Beck got the keys to their gun safe.
  • At about 1.30 pm, she killed her daughter, then herself.

She suffered from significant mental health issues, including psychosis, concerns about money after being issued a Centrelink debt notice, and feeling isolated from a lack of friends and family, deputy state coroner Caitlin English noted after a summary inquest on Wednesday.



Aisha Beck moved to Australia from Singapore in 2006, about a year after meeting the man she decided to spend the rest of her life with.

Only one month later, she and Mohamed Beck were married.

They wanted children and tried to conceive without success — before finally turning to IVF and hearing the news they had hoped to hear for years.

Baby Aziza Beck was born on April 27, 2013.

Two years later, neighbors called the police.

Aisha Beck was alarming the community by approaching random houses and asking to speak to Tony Abbott, Coroner English said.

“Upon police attendance, Ms. Beck stated that ‘she was the Mother Mary’, and she had ‘just given birth to Jesus’,” she said.

“She requested to speak to Tony Abbott and the Norwegian embassy.”

Police took her to the hospital, but she was released after four days, promising to undergo treatment while at home. The coroner heard she was on antipsychotic medication but felt “God was ready to take her”.

She told her husband that she had thoughts about killing him.

FAlmosta year before the fatal act, a psychiatrist’s report notes Ms. Beck was experiencing “homicidal and suicidal ideation”.

She had “thoughts of killing both her daughter and herself”.

She also told a need, “if she killed herself, she would have to kill Aziza” She  She .told those around her she felt she would need to take her daughter “with her” if she killed her.

Then, in late 2016, her “significant distress” worsened with a letter from CentreliThe letter informed her that she

She owed them $23,000 and had “defrauded”  her.

This “really got her down”, her husband told the coroner.

The Robodebt scheme this letter may have been a part of has since been found unlawful, with refunds issued to those who paid them.

Meanwhile, her husband had taken over half a year off work to support her while she struggled with her mental health, but by late January, he had to return

She was terrified of leaving the house; he later told the coroner.

She started playing with her medication, increasing and decreasing the dose and sometimes not taking it altogether. On the day of the killings, Mohamed Beck returned home from work at bout 55pm, and heard the sounds of Aziza running to greet him like she usually did. After he saw the bodies, he ran screaming into the street.


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