A woman accused of murdering her elderly parents by allegedly injecting them with her own medication has been remanded in custody after allegedly breaching her bail conditions on five occasions.

Key points:

  • Raelene Polymiadis was charged with two counts of murder in July 2023
  • Police allege she gave her own prescription medication to her elderly parents, causing their deaths
  • She was bailed in August after the court found her health was being impacted by her time in prison

Raelene Polymiadis, who is accused of murdering her elderly parents with her prescription insulin one year apart, faced the Adelaide Magistrates Court this afternoon after being rearrested by police.

Prosecutors allege Ms Polymiadis was seen “strolling around” Ingle Farm Shopping Centre, north of Adelaide. 

An unidentified woman was also seen entering her vehicle. 

Police said Ms Polymiadis refused to disclose who the woman was when questioned.

The other four alleged breaches included Ms Polymiadis being spotted at locations on the Salisbury Highway.

The Magistrate granted Ms Polymiadis bail due to her medical condition, but prosecutors said they would appeal the decision in the Supreme Court.

Ms Polymiadis will remain in custody. 

Bail granted after initial murder charges

Ms Polymiadis’s parents Brenda and Lynton Anderson were 94 years old when they died in March 2022 and May 2023 respectively.

She was charged with two counts of murder in July last year.

Police alleged she administered her own prescription insulin to her elderly mother and father, who died in hospital one year apart.

Ms Polymiadis, who has diabetes, was granted bail in August, when the Supreme Court of South Australia found her health was being impacted by her time in prison.

At the time, Justice Julie McIntyre found there were special circumstances to grant Ms Polymiadis home detention bail, on condition of a $610,000 surety, because of the accused’s “medical conditions”.

Police allege that she gave her mother insulin twice while she was in hospital in 2022, and once to her father, Lynton Anderson, while he was living independently at his Hackham home in early 2023.

Both victims died at Flinders Medical Centre.

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