GP charged with attempted mercy killing of six-year-old girl

Police allege a lethal drug prescribed by the doctor was subsequently administered to the child by her mother

A GP has been charged with attempted murder after prescribing a drug that WA Police allege was used in an attempt to end the life of a six-year-old girl with a severe disability. 

Police say Dr Pieter Theunis Austin was approached by the girl’s mother, Michelle Yvonne Gough, seeking a prescription on 17 January.