A heavily tattooed man accused of killing his parents in a violent rampage at their Perth house is being held in a secure psychiatric facility, it has been revealed.
Myles William Taylor’s defence lawyer is requesting a four-week adjournment of his case for a forensic psychiatrist to complete a report, Stirling Gardens Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday.
Taylor, 34, is accused of bludgeoning his mother Lesley to death with a hammer and then attacking his father Michael in a domestic dispute during the coronavirus lockdown.
He appeared in court via video-link from the Frankland Centre at Graylands Hospital – a highly secure mental health facility.
Myles William Taylor, 34, (pictured) allegedly killed his mother before also attacking his father inside their family home in Perth on Sunday afternoon
Homicide detectives charged Taylor (pictured) with one count of murder and another count of attempting to unlawfully kill, but that second charge is now being reviewed
His lawyer told the court forensic psychiatrist Dr Victoria Pascu was compiling a report on the accused’s mental state, reports The West Australian.
When the magistrate also asked if a fitness to plea report would be required his lawyer said Dr Pascu’s report would cover that issue.
In a previous April court appearance shortly after the grisly incident Taylor said he would plead guilty with no contest.
When the magistrate asked if he was sure as the charges were ‘very serious’ he indicated he would maintain the plea.
The magistrate then refused to formally accept the plea, questioning whether he was mentally fit to do so.
Lesley Ann Taylor 64, was found dead at the scene at the Hocking, northern Perth, house.
Her husband, Michael Wayne Taylor, 65, later died in hospital leading to a second murder charge being levelled at the accused.
Police were called to Lotherton Way at Hocking (pictured), in the city’s north, about 4pm on Sunday to reports of the domestic incident