‘Demon daughter’ who was fan of the ‘Jeepers Creepers’ movies beheads her mom after mom hired an exorcist
Just before her gruesome death Rita Camilleri paid a medium to try to ‘get the demon’ out of a young woman highly prone to violent outbursts, before her daughter, Jessica, murdered her in July 2019
‘Demon daughter’ stabbed her mom more than 100 times before decapitating her victim at home in Sydney, Australia
“I kept stabbing and stabbing and stabbing her, I took her head off,” Jessica told authorities
The 57-year-old Rita Camilleri’s decapitated head turned up on the footpath of the family home
Jessica Camilleri, 27, was charged with murder after allegedly beheading her mum 57-year-old Rita Camilleri in July 2019
At stake is the fact of the murder, rather the defense is seeking a reductio of the murder charge to manslaughter
They are claiming that she had substantial impairment of the mind at the time of the violent murder
Jessica Camilleri had fostered a toxic love of horror films and had also had a long history of mental illness, violence and threatening phone calls, her defense told the court
A Sydney woman whose matricidal violence was so extreme she’s become known as the Demon Daughter stabbed her mom more than 100 times, an Australian court has learned. Reports said the 27-year-old woman ‘kept stabbing her mother until eyes popped out and the head came off’.
The woman named the Demon Daughter, whose real name is Jessica Camilleri, said of the moment when she slaughtered her mom, “I kept stabbing and stabbing and stabbing her, I took her head off.”
Rita Camilleri’s decapitated head turned up on the footpath of the family.The NSW Supreme Court has heard horrific details of the gory death on the opening day of Jessica Camilleri’s trial, reports News.com.au.
The New south Wales Supreme Court started hearing the case on Tuesday.
Ironically, the killing happened right after the 57-year-old victim paid a ‘healer’ over $2,500 to exorcise the demons from her daughter.
The Demon Daughter had done such a number stabbing her mom that she cut out her eyeballs, tongue and the tip of her nose and left it on the kitchen floor, according to prosecutor Tony McCarthy’s report in court on Tuesday.
He was giving the crown opening address at the Supreme Court trial of 27-year-old Jessica Camilleri who has pled not guilty to murdering her mother at their St Clair home in July 2019.
There is no dispute between the prosecutor and Camilleri’s criminal defense attorney over whether the demon daughter actually stabbed her mother to death in July 2019.
The question is whether she can get her murder charge reduced.
The Demon Daughter’s defense team is angling to get her down to a manslaughter charge for stabbing her mom to death, claiming that she had substantial impairment of the mind at the time of the violent murder.
She is pleading not guilty to murdering her mother by way of mental illness.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Camilleri had fostered a toxic love of horror films and had also had a long history of mental illness, violence and threatening phone calls.
Jessica Camilleri inflicted more than 100 stab wounds and broke three knives in the attack at the pair’s St Clair home, the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday as the murder trial commenced.
McCarthy told the court that the Demon Daughter gave her mother “at least 40 stab wounds to the right cheek and ear.” He added that Camilleri gave her mother an additional 62 stab or incision wounds.
The Demon Daughter, who was 25 when she stabbed her mother to death, had often assaulted family members as well as random strangers over the years. She was known to grab her victims by the hair, McCarthy said, “often resulting in clumps of her hair being pulled out.”
News.com.au reports that Rita Camilleri was so desperate to temper the maniacal violence in her disturbed daughter that she had taken Jessica to a female “spirit communicator”.
She allegedly paid $2,500, half of a $5,000 bill, to a medium to “get the demon out” of her
The medium, a “she wolf” on Queen Street, a major thoroughfare in the western Sydney suburb of St Mary’s, had quoted Rita Camilleri a sum of nearly $5000 to get rid of Jessica’s demon, the court heard.
“She paid $2500 but never got any service, I believe she was desperate for anything to help,” a friend the family said of the mother’s desperate attempt to exorcise the demon from her daughter before she was ultimately decapitated and dismembered.
The Demon Daughter was a big fan of the Jeepers Creepers horror film franchise, which centers on a flesh-eating demonic creator who eats people so as to replace its own lost body parts. Sadly, this apparently became inspiration for the savage stabbing that took her mom’s life and cut off her head.
Camilleri’s favorite film was the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the court learned. A feature of these movies was killing people violently and dismembering their bodies,” the prosecutor said.
After the attack on her mother, he said that Jessica had called police and claimed she was acting “in self-defense”.
Her mother had grabbed her by the hair inside the house and tried to stab her first, she said. “You’ll hear the accused say, ‘I just kept stabbing and stabbing and stabbing her, I took off her head’,” McCarthy told the jury.
Multiple knives were used in the attack and some had broken off before Rita Camilleri’s head was found out the front of a neighbor’s house.
The killer was found on the street outside her home covered in blood and holding a bottle of water when police arrived.
“She immediately told them she had killed her mother and pointed out the head that was on the footpath,” McCarthy said.
According to The Sun, the defendant has been diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD, a “mild to moderate” intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorder.
Her sister said she had been bullied at school.