A mum who shot her three-year-old daughter dead before killing herself told neighbours she'd "given birth to Jesus," it has been reported.
Aisha Beck killed daughter Aziza by shooting her in the head at their home in Melbourne on January 29 2017.
She then turned the gun on herself, leaving her husband, Mohammed Beck, to find their lifeless bodies on the floor.
The mother reportedly suffered from religious delusions in the lead up to the tragic incident, which were triggered by her mum's own suicide.
Melbourne Coroners Court heard that "Mrs Beck stated that she was the Mother Mary and she had just given birth to Jesus," the Herald Sun reported.
Mrs Beck had been seeking psychiatric help and was on antipsychotic medication, but had changed the dosage in the lead up to the murder suicide.
Her husband had previously taken seven months off of work to help his wife through her battle after her condition worsened.
Mr Beck had returned back to work and came home day one day to find both his wife and daughter dead.
The State's Deputy Coroner told the court a combination of financial stress, a lack of social interaction and her deteriorating mental state led to the murder-suicide.
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Deputy State Coroner Caitlin English said Mrs Beck would have theorised that she "would have to take the life of her daughter" as she "felt that Aziza would not be able to be cared for."
Ms English said: "This decision also meant for Aisha that she would have to take the life of her daughter as she felt that Aziza would not be able to be cared for if she wasn’t there."
She recommended state GPs be more "assertive" in following up with patients experiencing serious mental health issues.
For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.
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