1. Phil Walsh’s son may have been on ice when he attacked his father.
News.com.au reports Adelaide police are investigating whether or not 26-year-old Cy Walsh was under the influence of meth-amphetimine while he allegedly murdered his father, Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh.
Cy Walsh is currently undergoing psychiatric assessment under police guard at the Flinders Medical Centre.
ABC reports, Walsh’s lawyers have told the Adelaide Magistrates Court via phone link they have been unable to receive any instructions from their client. “He’s currently sedated,” lawyer Rebecca Gristwood told magistrate Sue O’Conner, “and I haven’t been able to take further instruction from him other than this morning.”
Investigations into Cy Walsh’s lifestyle began on Friday, revealing him as a self-described ‘couch surfer.’ The 26-year-old was offering a room to rent on couchsurfers.com, stating “My parents and me share the space, the spare bedroom is ready to go with inflatable mattress…Smoking is fine, pet dog in residence (jack russel), near oval for Aussie rules games. We sleep early and wake early … 3 nights max.”
Walsh will remain in custody and is set to appear before the courts again in September.
2. Baby drifts out to sea while her parents lay sun-baking on the beach.
Metro reports the 10-month-old little girl was rescued after drifting almost 1km out to see at Melda Ilgın Çanakkale beach in Turkey.
The baby was floating on an inflatable toy while her parents lay sun-baking on the beach. Her parents told Turkey’s BGN News they had forgotten they had placed her on the device, and only realised their child’s situation when other beach-goers began swimming out to rescue her.
The current was too strong for other civilians to reach the 10-month-old, so the coast guard was called.
The little girl was brought back to shore and is now safe.
3. Belgian doctors rule a 24-year-old woman has the right to end her life.
A clinically depressed 24-year-old from Belgian has been granted the right to end her own life.
Belgian doctors have ruled the woman, known only as ‘Laura,’ who has suffered depression since early childhood, should have the right to make her own choice regarding her life.
The Independent provided a translation from Belgian publication De Morgan whom ‘Laura’ told, “Death feels to me not as a choice. If I had a choice, I would choose a bearable life, but I have done everything and that was unsuccessful.”
‘Laura’ contemplated suicide as young as 6-years-old, The Independent reports.“Even though my childhood certainly contributed to my suffering, I am convinced that I had had this death wish even though I grew up with a quiet, stable family” she said.