Helen Dansie

Photo of Helen Dansie, an older woman with fair skin and short curly gray hair. She is wearing a flowered scarf with a pink sweater and smiling broadly.Name: Helen Dansie.
Died: April 16, 2017.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Disability: Stroke.

Helen’s husband picked her up from her nursing home, went to a park, and pushed her into a pond, where she drowned. He believed she had become a burden to him, and had taken out a life insurance policy on her four days prior.

She was a retired microbiologist. At the nursing home, she liked playing chess and doing crossword puzzles.

Perpetrator: Peter Rex Dansie (Husband); charged with murder. First trial ended in mistrial; second trial ended in conviction for murder. Sentenced to 25 years.

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