Crickett charged with 2010 murder of wife Christine — (Daily Telegraph)

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Daily Telegraph  (Australia)

December 2, 2014 11:36pm

Amy Dale, The Daily Telegraph

A Western Sydney doctor who took a new lover to view his dead wife’s body in a morgue has now been charged with her murder.

Brian Crickitt, who had been prescribing his wife Christine with medication for depression and bipolar disorder, was this morning arrested near Campbelltown and charged with the 61 year old’s murder.

Christine Crickitt was discovered dead inside her Woodbine home, in Sydney’s south west, on New Year’s Day 2011.

An inquest into her death heard she had been suffering from a range of medical conditions, including arthritis and Graves’ disease.

An open finding was handed down after the inquest, which explored “the implications” of Dr Crickett, a GP in the Liverpool area, treating his wife “when the relationship was showing signs of dysfunction.”

It was Dr Crickett, now aged 61, who discovered his wife’s body.

The inquest heard he initially told police he had been driving around Campbelltown in the early hours following a decision to “pack a bag” and leave the marriage, but he later admitted he had been at the home of his lover Linda Livermore.

Ms Livermore accompanied Dr Crickett to view his wife’s body at Glebe morgue.

Dr Crickitt has been refused bail pending an appearance at Campbelltown Local Court this afternoon.