A NSW court has heard the disturbing details about the moments leading up to the death of Rita Camilleri, 57, who was allegedly beheaded by her daughter, Jessica.
The trial heard that Jessica Camilleri allegedly stabbed her mother more than 100 times, with the accused saying to the court: "I kept stabbing and stabbing and stabbing her, I took off her head".
The decapitated head of her mother was found on the footpath near her home, with her other body parts found on the kitchen floor, along with the tip of her nose, Crown Prosecutor Tony McCarthy told the court.
After the horrific alleged attack on her mother, McCarthy said that Jessica had called triple-0 and claimed she was acting 'in self-defence', saying her mother had grabbed her by the hair and tried to stab her first.
Jessica was found on the street outside her home covered in blood and holding a bottle of water when police arrived, with McCarthy saying: "She immediately told them she had killed her mother and pointed out the head that was on the footpath.
"She repeatedly asked if someone could be brought back to life if their head was cut off."
He also explained said that the accused was a fan of horror movies, with her favourite film being The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
"A feature of these movies was killing people violently and dismembering their bodies," McCarthy said.
McCarthy added that Jessica 'had a lengthy history of assaulting people' and her mother had become 'overly protective and defensive' at those pointing out her daughter's disturbing behaviour.
Jessica's aggressive history included threatening family members, as well as random people with threats to cut off people's heads with a knife.
She has been diagnosed with ADHD since she was a child, and doctors also confirmed she had anxiety, rage disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
According to a friend of Rita's other daughter, Rita had then desperately sought the help of a medium to help her daughter, and once paid $2,500 to 'get the demon out' of Jessica Camilleri.
"She paid $2,500 but never got any service, I believe she was desperate for anything to help," the friend told the court.
Jessica, now aged 27, has since pleaded not guilty to murdering her mother at their western Sydney home in St Clair on July 21, 2019.
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