Prosecutors prepare case against GC mother charged with the murder of her kids

Prosecutors have requested more time to build a brief of evidence against a Gold Coast mother accused of murdering her disabled, adult children five years apart.

Maree Crabtree, 51, was charged in January with the murder of year 26-year-old Jonothan last year and 18-year-old daughter Erin in 2012.

The charges come after an extensive police investigation.


Ms Crabtree is accused of forcing her children to take prescription medication and portraying their deaths as suicide to claim insurance payouts.

She has also been charged with grievous bodily harm and torture of a 25-year-old woman.

This morning, in the Brisbane Magistrates Court, it was heard a brief of evidence is expected to be presented on April 13.

The matter is expected to return to court on April 23.