Motion pictures – Horror film fan who decapitated mother discovered not responsible
An Australian horror film fan who hacked her mom’s head off after stabbing her greater than 100 instances in a match of rage was discovered not responsible of her homicide Thursday.
A jury within the Supreme Court docket of New South Wales as a substitute discovered 27-year-old Jessica Camilleri responsible of manslaughter within the grisly slaying of her mom, Rita Camilleri, of their western Sydney dwelling in July 2019, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Camilleri’s protection attorneys argued her a number of psychological well being situations, which embrace autism spectrum dysfunction and dyslexia, made her lose management, together with when she carved her mom’s eyeballs out and severed her tongue and nostril.
The jury heard grotesque particulars of Rita Camilleri’s homicide through the seven-day trial, together with how Jessica Camilleri left her mom’s bloody severed head on the doorstep of a neighbor’s dwelling.
Additionally they discovered Camilleri was obsessive about the horror movies “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Jeepers Creepers.”
Kristy Torrisi, Camilleri’s sister, testified Camilleri would pause and rewind scenes in horror motion pictures the place dismemberment was proven, in line with the Herald.
Forensic psychiatrist David Greenberg additionally testified Camilleri was conscious she was killing her mom however that her psychological well being situations “substantially impaired” her from controlling herself after going right into a match of rage when Rita Camilleri tried to get her daughter skilled assist.
Camilleri initially advised police she was defending herself from her mom, however then advised Greenberg she received the concept of decapitating her from watching motion pictures.
“I remember stabbing my mum. I wouldn’t stop,” Camilleri advised the forensic psychiatrist. “I injured myself. I was getting her everywhere.”
Camilleri’s sentencing is scheduled for February.