Toubled actress' threats were recorded on tape

Amanda Bynes was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in Los Angeles in October. (BANG)

Actress Amanda Bynes says she wants to kill her parents in a series of tape recordings that have appeared online.

The 28-year-old actress has been recorded on tape by one of her roommates saying she dreams of murdering her dad, slitting her mother's wrist and then burning down their house.

Amanda - who has had no fixed abode since leaving a psychiatric hospital last month - can be heard saying, "I don't want to shoot my father in the face, and that's why I said I want to like strip for him as a joke.

"I want to literally like lead him into a ditch and ... I have't decided how I'd want to murder him, because now I have like this war wound on my face, and I don't believe in murder. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than like, slitting his throat.

"So like I'm not gonna like ever do such a thing, but like I call my mom and like I threaten to like to kill her and I threaten to slit her wrist, and I threaten to like burn down her house.

"I'm gonna continue telling you guys I'm gonna murder my family, like 'cause that's the thing that like they're in control of my money and that's why I don't have much money right now."

Rick and Lynn Bynes have a conservatorship over the actress, but are reportedly keen to step down so they can rebuild their relationship.

Meanwhile, TMZ claims Amanda's family members wanted the tapes released because they might act as 'wake-up call for medical professionals to intervene and get her help'.

Amanda Bynes was earlier hospitalized outside of Los Angeles and placed on psychiatric hold.

Bynes hospitalization came the same day that she accused her father of sexual abuse on Twitter. Bynes later recanted those tweets, but only after her mother released a statement to E! Online through the family's attorney.

28-year-old Amanda Bynes has sparked concern for her welfare in recent days and she was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold in Los Angeles in October.

By Lena Sullivan 11/16/2014 17:45:00

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