Cy Walsh asks permission to leave mental health facility unsupervised
The son of former Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, who killed his father in a mental health episode in 2015, has asked a court for the right to leave without supervision from the mental health facility of ‘Adelaide where he lives.
- Cy Walsh killed his father Phil Walsh in 2015
- He was found not guilty of mental incompetence murder
- Supreme Court ordered him to undergo tests in order to be released without supervision
The Supreme Court of South Australia had previously declared Cy Walsh mentally incapable of undiagnosed schizophrenia when he stabbed his father to death in his Adelaide home six years ago.
He appeared in Supreme Court today from Ashton House, a forensic mental health unit where he is serving a mental health supervision order.
Mr Walsh’s lawyer, Trish Johnson, has asked the court to grant Mr Walsh the right to leave the facility unaccompanied.
“Doctors have confirmed that he is doing well with the accompanied leave, so we are now looking to move on to unaccompanied leave,” she said.
The court ruled that Mr. Walsh had performed medical and psychological tests before rendering a decision.
He will return to court in September once they are completed.
Last year, a court ruled that Mr Walsh could leave the low-security secure facility under the supervision of his mother or another designated person.
A court had also cleared him to move from the James Nash House high-security psychiatric facility to Ashton House.