Medical practitioner Shiraz Mahkri told the court he assessed Ms Dolheguy after the alleged murder, noting her medical history of borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, disassociation, depression and suicidal ideation.
She had a history of pulling her hair out, self-harm, and had old scars on her limbs he believed were self-inflicted, he added.
Forensic pathologist Noel Woodford said Mr Rathod died from a global cerebral hypoxic-ischemic brain injury – brain damage secondary to a lack of oxygen or blood supply.
He said this likely occurred due to compression of the neck, although Mr Rathod did not have ligature marks.
Dr Woodford added there didn’t appear to be evidence of sexual activity or intercourse.
The court was also told that before the alleged murder, Ms Dolheguy was under the care of Jesuit Social Services, which organised care staff to spend day or overnight shifts offering her support.
Ms Dolheguy’s lawyers previously flagged they would argue she was either mentally impaired or unfit to plead.
The hearing continues.
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