Gold Coast murder-accused mother facing new charges

A Gold Coast woman charged with murdering her two adult disabled children five years apart, has now also been charged with attempted murder.

Maree Mavis Crabtree is accused of killing daughter 18-year-old daughter Erin in 2012, and 26-year-old son Jonathon in 2017.

Crabtree is alleged to have killed the pair as part of a plan to claim insurance payouts from their deaths.


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She’s also facing numerous other charges including fraud and dishonestly obtaining disability payments.

Crabtree is now accused of trying to kill Jonathon about six months before his body was found in a home in Upper Coomera in 2017.

She was not present in Brisbane Magistrates Court when the new charge was mentioned this morning.

Crabtree remains in custody and her case will return to court on March 9.

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