Released mental health patient charged with stabbing murder

Julie Seed has been identified as the fatal stabbing victim.

Julie Seed has been identified as the fatal stabbing victim.

South Australia’s chief psychiatrist will review the treatment and release of a man with a mental health condition who was released from hospital and has been charged only two days later with the stabbing murder of a woman and the attempted murder of another.

The 30-year-old man was arrested after two women were stabbed at a Plympton real estate business about 3.30pm Wednesday.

Police say the man is believed to have walked into the Lidia Street premises on foot.

Morphett Vale resident Julie Seed, 38, died at the scene. She was a property manager who had worked at REAL Estate Agents Group since June 2021, according to a Facebook post by the company.

A 50-year-old Henley Beach woman was also stabbed. She was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital with serious injuries and remains in a stable condition.

Police seized a knife and hammer at the scene.

SA Health confirmed that the charged man was recently released from the Royal Adelaide Hospital after receiving mental health treatment.

“We are aware of an incident involving a patient who has been treated for a mental health condition at the RAH, and was discharged on the 18th December through a clinical decision,” a statement said.

“The chief psychiatrist will be reviewing the circumstances around this patient’s treatment and discharge.”

The charged man will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Thursday.

This story first appeared in InDaily and is republished here with permission

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