This case is another sad and unfortunately all too often crime. A carer for an elderly widowed man gives him so much attention and affection she is soon taking over his life. She got him to sell his home, pocketed the money into her own accounts within days and then poisons him to death. Black widow Kerry Forrest pathetic plan fooled nobody including the cops.
After selling the home she booked a motel for them to stay in for a week (no other further plans) and thought it was plausible he could just die there in the room why she was out of old age I guess. The bitch left him there for a few days, went and got her teeth done, shopped and then got the daughter to report the death. She didn’t even let his son know until after he was cremated he had died.
Disgusting piece of greedy trash will be sentenced tomorrow. She blew Mr.Adamson’s proceeds of nearly 400,000 dollars in a few months on pokies. Rot in hell Kerry Forrest
Pokies addict Kerry Forrest, 54, was found guilty in the Supreme Court today of giving 84-year-old retired realtor Bill Adamson a huge dose of morphine in a Campbelltown hotel room in April 2010.
“Ms Forrest misappropriated Mr Adamson’s money and killed him to prevent that misappropriation being exposed,” Judge Peter Hidden said.
“She killed him by having him ingest MS-Contin.
“I cannot be certain how she did so, but it is most likely that she crushed tablets and mixed them with his food.”
The court heard that Forrest, who had moved in with Mr Adamson, became increasingly involved in his financial affairs since 2009.
She sold his Kareela house, demanded access to his financial records and set up various accounts with his cash.
“The depletion of these accounts was due in large part to Ms Forrest’s gambling,” Judge Hidden said.
The gambling manager at the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club had described her as a “high roller”.
But Forrest had pleaded not guilty to the murder and maintained her innocence throughout the trial, which lasted several weeks.
Mr Adamson’s son John Adamson shed tears when she was found guilty after the court heard that she had not notified him of his death and told others that she did not like him because he was not his biological son.
Forrest, who has cancer, was slopped over in her wheelchair throughout the two hour variety.
She briefly waved to her daughter Kara Forrest and a group of supporters when she was first brought into court.
Mr Adamson’s family did not comment to media outside court but indicated that they were pleased with the verdict.
Forrest will be sentenced at a later date.
New footage of police questioning a Sydney carer who poisoned her elderly patient and left him to die has been released.
Kerry Forrest, 54, was found guilty last month of administering a lethal dose of morphine-based pain killer MS-Contin to Bill Adamson, 84, at a Campbelltown motel in April 2010.
But as video shows, Forrest strongly denied any part in the former realtor and property developer’s death in the hours after calling Triple-0.
“Do you have any knowledge as to how [Bill Adamson] died?” a detectives asks.
“What do you mean?” Forrest replies.
“Do you know how he died?” the detective repeats.
To which she replies, “In his sleep…no idea.”
Recorded about 2am the morning after Mr Adamson’s decomposing body was found, a weeping Forrest told detectives she thought he was just sleeping and didn’t think to wake him after two days.
The pair had moved into the motel room that week following the sale of Mr Adamson’s home.
A court heard Forrest had moved the proceeds of the sale to her own bank accounts only days after his death.
Within three months she had gambled it all away
A judge was satisfied she was guilty of his murder, crushing up pills and feeding them to him, possibly in his coffee.
Forrest, who has cancer, awaits sentencing at a later date.
Woman carer is found guilty of murdering patient, 84, by giving him lethal dose of medicine so she could spend money from his house sale on the pokies
• Elderly Sydney man Bill Adamson was killed at Maclin Lodge Motel in Campbelltown in April 2010
• The court found that his carer Kerry Forrest, 54, made him ingest a morphine-based pain killer MS-Contin after selling his $690,000 Kareela home
• While he was alive, Forrest transferred the funds into several of her bank accounts which then helped feed her gambling addiction
A Sydney carer was found guilty of murdering Bill Adamson, 84, after she gave him a lethal dose of pain medication.
Kerry Forrest, 54, had wrested control of the sale of his house and used the funds to feed her gambling addiction.
The elderly man was killed at Maclin Lodge Motel in Campbelltown – Sydney’s southwest – in April 2010.
In handing down his verdict following the judge-alone trial on Tuesday, Justice Peter Hidden said Forrest had killed Mr Adamson by making him ingest a lethal dose of the morphine-based pain killer MS-Contin.
‘It is most likely that she crushed tablets and mixed them with his food,’ he told the Supreme Court.
Forrest, the court heard, had been employed by Mr Adamson as a live-in carer in September 2009 after his wife Beryl died.
From this point, Justice Hidden said, her ‘behaviour points to a calculated course of dishonest conduct’.
Forrest became increasingly involved in his financial affairs and by February 2010 helped him sell his Kareela home in southern Sydney for $690,000.
The plan, the 84-year-old former realtor and property developer thought, was to use the money to build on a plot of land that Forrest owned in Bundanoon, located south of Sydney.
At the exchange of the property, $25,000 was placed into a joint account set up in the names of Forrest and Mr Adamson.
Then on April 12, a cheque from the proceeds of Mr Adamson’s home totalling almost $319,000 was placed into the account.
A day later, Forrest and Mr Adamson moved into the Campbelltown motel on April 13, 2010.
No arrangements for accommodation were made after the motel.
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Mr Adamson, the money from the sale of his home was quickly being transferred into several of Forrest’s bank accounts.
It was also disappearing down poker machines across Sydney.
The money from the sale of the elderly man’s Kareela home was transferred into Forrest’s bank accounts then into poker machines
Gaming managers at league clubs in Parramatta and Cronulla regularly watched her play more than one machine at once.
Plainly enough, Justice Hidden said, the primary source of her gambling funds came from the sale of Mr Adamson’s house.
By Friday morning of April 16, 2010, Mr Adamson could have been lying dead for up to 24 hours in the twin motel room that the pair was sharing, Justice Hidden said.
But Ms Forrest didn’t call Triple ‘0’ until just before 11pm that night.
This was after trying to get her own doctor to sign the death certificate, going to see her daughter and going to a storage unit.
Forrest also failed to tell Mr Adamson’s sisters and stepson about his death.
‘Ms Forrest misappropriated Mr Adamson’s money and killed him to prevent that misappropriation being exposed,’ Mr Hidden found.
Forrest, who has cancer, sat slumped forward in her wheelchair as the verdict was handed down.
Carer Kerry Forrest ‘gave 84-year-old morphine overdose so she could use cash to build a house’
March 17, 2014
- 54-year-old allegedly gave customer a morphine overdose
- Appeared in court today in a wheelchair
- Daughter said her mother had talked about marriage
A CARER with a gambling problem killed an elderly man so she could use his cash to build a house, a court heard today
Kerry Forrest, 54, is on trial at the NSW Supreme Court for allegedly giving 84-year-old Bill Adamson a huge overdose of morphine in April 2010.
Forrest’s daughter Kara told the court that after Mr Adamson had sold his Sutherland house, her mother wanted to use the money to build a house in partnership with the older man.
“We visited some display homes in Kellyville.”
Soon after this, Forrest turned up distressed to her daughter in Camden saying that Mr Adamson had died.
“She said that Bill had passed away and I had asked if she had reported it,” Mr Forrest said.
“She said no she hadn’t.”
She then went to the bathroom and splashed water on her face, the court heard.
Forrest told her daughter that she had been out all day and when she returned to the Campbelltown hotel the pair were staying in, she had found him dead.
She asked Ms Forrest and her boyfriend to then drop her around the corner of the hotel and was told by the pair to call the police and ambulance, the court heard.
After his death, Forrest was heard saying that she had moved his money into a joint account so “they could not touch it”.
Ms Forrest also said her mother’s gambling problem was so bad that after Mr Adamson’s death she caught her playing two poker machines at once and she had to confiscate her debit cards.
At another time, Forrest told her daughter that MrAdamson wanted to marry her.
The judge-only trial before Justice Peter Hidden continues.
The 51-year-old woman charged this week with murdering an elderly man had been renting a Moruya property under an assumed name.
The 84-year-old man was found dead in a motel room in Campbelltown in April last year.
A post-mortem examination confirmed he had died from a morphine overdose.
Campbelltown Police have been investigating Kerry Forrest, of Carlingford, since the man’s death.
Detective Inspector Paul Albury said they had been “monitoring her activities for some months as part of the investigations”.
He said, when it was confirmed in October that the man died from a “massive” morphine overdose, they started treating the investigation as a homicide.
Police had been tracking Ms Forrest across the state. Det Albury said she hadn’t been in Moruya for very long.
Ms Forrest was arrested in the main street on Monday night and charged with murder. She appeared before Bega Local Court on Tuesday, where she was refused bail.
Police say investigations are continuing and it is expected further charges will be laid.
Det Albury said Ms Forrest was the elderly man’s carer, but confirmed it wasn’t a euthanasia case.
“It’s the type of case whereby a woman is alleged to have committed fraud offences and, in order to cover up fraud offences, she has (allegedly) committed a murder,” he said.
The man sold his house and it is alleged Ms Forrest siphoned off large amounts of money into her own accounts, under an assumed name, to finance gambling habits.
Police also allege they found some of the man’s possessions when they searched Ms Forrest’s home, including the man’s dead wife’s ashes, photo albums and boxes of water-saving devices the man was selling commercially.
Ms Forrest also faced Moruya Local Court last Friday on four driving charges, including disqualified driving, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle, and displaying a misleading registration label at Broulee last December.
These charges were adjourned until March 11 at Moruya Local Court. The murder case has been adjourned to Campbelltown Local Court on April 6.