Skip to comments.Sydney Axe Attacks: Woman Jailed Woman Jailed For Wounding 7-Eleven Customers
Posted on 01/18/2019 6:16:15 AM PST by Gamecock
A woman who randomly attacked two people with an axe in an Australian convenience store has been jailed.
Evie Amati, 26, seriously wounded the man and woman at a 7-Eleven in Sydney in January 2017. She swung her axe at a third customer but did not injure him.
Amati pleaded not guilty on mental health grounds at a trial last year, but a court rejected her argument.
On Friday, a judge sentenced her to a maximum nine years in prison for the very serious incident.
The risk of death was high in each cases and the fact that death did not occur was entirely a matter of good fortune, Judge Mark Williams told the New South Wales District Court.
Security footage played during the trial showed Amati approaching her first victim, Ben Rimmer, as he waited to buy a meat pie.
After a brief conversation, she struck Mr Rimmer in the face. He was knocked to the ground with a 10cm (4in) facial wound and fractures.
She then attacked her second victim, Sharon Hacker, near the door, fracturing the womans skull.
Amati turned on a third customer, Shane Redwood, but he shielded himself using his backpack. She was arrested shortly after.
The court heard that Amati had been out of her mind after consuming drugs, alcohol and prescription medication.
She testified that her mental health had declined prior to the attack, after she began taking hormones to transition from male to female.
However, a jury rejected her lawyers argument that she was suffering from mental derangement.
Amati will be eligible for parole in 2021.
We are in desperate need of common sense ax control.
taking hormones to transition from male to female.
The forensic path leads one to question what the second victim was buying. Presumably a meat pie as well.
The perp must HATE meat pies.
According to her testimony, she pleaded insanity because, in part, the hormones she was taking to transition from female to male.
If I was on the jury, I’d have accepted the insanity defense the second she said she was transitioning.
Who the hell does that.
There should be a 7-day waiting period to buying axes. I’d also suggest a background investigation.
See, they weren't halal ...
Actually I am quite pleased with the 9 year sentence. Britain should take a lesson from Australia. When we lived in Britain, a man in a nearby village murdered his wife. From the details that were published, it was obvious he murdered her. The verdict in the case? Just misadventure. He did say she was a nag......so there was that.
Liberalism is a mental disorder!
She’s nowhere close to the record.
I have no reason to doubt this.
Enabling the mental illness known as "Gender Dysphoria" is medical malpractice.
"He hates these cans. Stay away from the cans."
I’m gonna go get the papers, get the papers...
NOT “she”...mentally ill man. What idiots.
Careful with that axe Evie
The sentence seems appropriate, but parole eligibility kicks in after only 2 years.
Yikes! Did not realize that! So, still much like the UK, where violent attacks are never penalized appropriately.
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