True Crime South Africa

PODCAST | Familicide: black swans and family annihilation

10 July 2020 - 13:43 By Nicole Engelbrecht
Tony Adlington seemingly lost his mind, murdered his children and left his wife Debbie barely clinging to life.
Tony Adlington seemingly lost his mind, murdered his children and left his wife Debbie barely clinging to life.
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On January 16 2002, the Adlington family experienced what forensic psychologists call a Black Swan event. This is a culmination of circumstances with a result so rare and so devastating that it is almost impossible to predict.

On the day that Tony Adlington seemingly lost his mind, his children were killed and his wife, Debbie, was left barely clinging to life. Her recovery, and the story she had to tell, would leave observers stunned.

In episode 34, True Crime South Africa delves into this horrific case of familicide and attempts to identify any red flags that could stop it from happening again.

LISTEN TO THE HORRIFIC STORY HERE: 

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