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Another psychiatrist questions McGee case

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Another psychiatrist questions McGee case


A second psychiatrist has given evidence that lawyer Eugene McGee was not suffering from dissociative symptoms when he left the scene of a fatal collision.

Eugene McGee and his brother Craig are on trial for conspiring to hide Eugene McGee from police after the collision which killed cyclist Ian Humphrey in 2003 on a road just north of Adelaide.

Professor Robert Goldney rejected suggestions that Eugene McGee was overwhelmed by past traumatic experiences after he killed the cyclist with his four-wheel-drive.

The defence is likely to call evidence from its own expert witness that McGee was traumatised by events when he was a police officer and while working on the Snowtown murder trial.

Professor Goldney said McGee's actions after the fatal collision showed goal-directed behaviour from somebody who was fully aware of what was happening.