The son of slain Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has been banned from leaving his low-security psychiatric facility unsupervised.
Cy Walsh was in September 2021 granted unsupervised day leave from the facility after the Supreme Court found he was mentally incompetent when he stabbed his father to death in July 2015.
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The decision to allow him to leave the facility unsupervised came after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and had to seek treatment and rehabilitation.
In 2020, he was permitted to make visits into the community with just one other support person, who could include his mother.
But on Wednesday, Supreme Court Judge Anne Bampton revoked Walsh’s licence to leave the facility unsupervised because of apparent mental health concerns.
Phil Walsh was killed by his son, Cy, in 2015. Credit: Getty Images/Seven
She made a detention order forcing Walsh to stay at the facility after revoking his licence.
Walsh is next due in court for a review hearing on April 9.
He was found not guilty of murdering his 55-year-old father at the family’s Adelaide home after the court accepted he had undiagnosed and untreated schizophrenia at the time.
7NEWS reporter Elspeth Hussey said “it was a major step backwards for Cy Walsh”.
“For the last two years (he’s) been enjoying supervised visits in the community, meaning he can do things like visit shopping centres, cinemas and cafes,” Hussey said.
“But today those freedoms were stripped amid serious concerns about his mental stability.
“A report from his doctor was presented to the Supreme Court, and it has clearly caused some alarm.
“Crown prosecutors requested his mental health licence be revoked immediately and Cy Walsh told his lawyer not to oppose the move.”
Hussey said Cy Walsh sat quietly watching the proceedings via a video link in a baseball cap and face-mask.
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