A woman who killed her mother in a frenzied and unprovoked stabbing attack was sentenced to a maximum of 21 years and seven months in prison in what a Supreme Court judge said was “such a serious example for manslaughter as it can be “????
Jessica Camilleri stabbed her mother in the neck and head more than 100 times with seven steak knives, broke four of the weapons and beheaded her victim after she pulled the 57-year-old by the hair into the kitchen on the night of May 20 July 2019
The terrible attack followed two days of mounting tension between mother and daughter over the daughter’s behavior, which began with her making a spate of harassing phone calls to a stranger and culminating in Ms. Camilleri trying to call an ambulance to get her Taking daughter to the hospital
A jury found Camilleri guilty of manslaughter, not murder, in December due to significant mental impairment after the NSW Supreme Court trial tried her multiple mental illnesses, including an “explosive anger disorder.” led to a significant loss of the ability to control oneself
In her condemnation notes on Friday, Judge Helen Wilson described the murder as a “crime of extraordinary malice” that must have taken “many, many minutes”
Friends and family at Jessica Camillini’s conviction on Friday.She was jailed for a maximum of 21 years and seven monthsCredit: Nick Moir
She said Camilleri’s early attempts to hold her mother responsible for the crime by suggesting self-defense indicated that she “fully understood” the nature of what she had done and her fault
“I am completely satisfied that Ms. Camilleri was in no way or at any time the aggressor” She said the attack was “completely unprovoked and was nothing more than an expression of the perpetrator’s anger”
When Justice Wilson found more than 90 defensive wounds on Rita Camillini’s body, he said the woman was aware of a significant part of the attack
â ???? She must have been in extreme pain and both shocked and scared about what was done to her by her own beloved childâ ????
Camilleri stabbed her mother to kill she and “intend to do so at some point during the attack by removing her mother’s head,” Justice Wilson said
When she came to remove her mother’s eyes, Justice Wilson acted out of macabre curiosity rather than uncontrollable anger
“Ms. Camilleri’s life has been cut short in the most terrible way imaginable” She said the lives of others have changed foreverâ ????
Justice Wilson said in light of “extreme gravity” ???? on the crime and the need to protect the community from the perpetrator, “a severe penalty is required”
Camilleri showed no emotion when she was sentenced to a maximum sentence of 21 years and seven months to serve at least 16 years and two months without parole
But family members who sat in silence when the troubling details of Mrs. Camilleri’s last moments aired finally collapsed as the sentence was read aloud, sobbing and saying “thank you” ??
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