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Violence Turned on Lesbian, Sentenced to Life for Murder

by Gopalan on  March 8, 2008 at 3:24 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Violence Turned on Lesbian, Sentenced to Life for Murder
Two lesbian lovers of Australia who seemed to be turned on by violence have been sentenced to life for murder.
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They felt sexually aroused while they bludgeoned a teenage girl with a concrete block and strangled her with a dog chain, a judge said Friday. The two young women then kissed over the body of their dead or dying victim, 16-year-old Stacey Mitchell, the West Australian Supreme Court in was told.

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Justice Peter Blaxell sentenced Jessica Ellen Stasinowsky,  21, and Valerie Paige Parashumti, 19, to strict security life imprisonment, with a minimum 24-year non-parole period, for the "sexually perverse'' and "evil'' killing.

The pair had pleaded guilty to the wilful murder of Stacey Mitchell at a house in the suburb of Lathlain in December  2006. Jailing the women, Justice Blaxell said Stasinowsky and Parashumti's crime was particularly horrifying because of their amusement at the killing, their failure to show remorse and their lack of a substantial motive. An earlier court hearing was told they had killed Stacey because she had been annoying them. Justice Blaxell said the women's prospects of rehabilitation were bleak. "You have each had more than a year in custody to reflect upon the evilness of your crime, yet you still lack remorse and obviously place no value on the sanctity of human life.

"There is also the added problem that you each enjoy being sexually aroused by the infliction of violence.''

British-born Stacey was staying at the Lathlain house after arguing with her parents and running away from home.

Stasinowsky immediately hated her because she thought the teenager was flirting with her lover, Parashumti, Justice Blaxell said.

Parashumti felt the need to prove Stacey meant nothing to her and on December 18, three days after she had moved into the house, the two women decided to kill her.

The trio had been drinking whiskey in the kitchen and had also taken Stilnox tablets, which had made Stacey drowsy.

Parashumti then crept up behind Stacey and started hitting her on the head with a concrete paving slab from the backyard.

As she tried to escape, Parashumti kept hitting Stacey with the now-broken slab while Stasinowsky took off a dog chain belt and began to strangle her.

Stacey took at least 45 minutes to die, but Stasinowsky later told a prison officer she wished it had lasted longer.

"Even more appalling are your admissions to the effect that at the time of the murder you were each sexually excited by the violence of the event,'' Justice Blaxell said.

The lesbian killers kissed over Stacey's body, with Stasinowsky later saying she wished the passion had gone further.

A psychologist found Parashumti, who drank blood as part of a vampire subculture, had very strong sexual sadistic tendencies and was sexually aroused by physical torture and violence.

Combined with a severe personality disorder, a murder like Stacey's was "almost inevitable''.

The killers made a mobile phone video of the murder scene, laughing and mocking their victim's English accent, and then dumped her body upside down in a wheelie bin in the back shed.

Police found the body when they raided the house several days later.

Shortly before her death, Stacey had telephoned her parents and agreed to come home. When she didn't, her parents called the police.

Stacey's mother, Sophie, shook uncontrollably after the sentencing today as she and her husband Andy said no sentence would ever be long enough for Stacey's killers. 

"Though we are glad that this part of the ordeal is over, the pain of losing Stacey will live with us forever,'' they said in a statement read on their behalf by a policeman.

Justice Blaxell recommended Stasinowsky and Parashumti be kept apart in Bandyup prison so as not to encourage their "perverse outlook on life''.

Another occupant of the shared house, 27-year-old David Haynes, was sentenced to two years' jail last year after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact to the murder. He was released on parole on February 15. AAP.

The lesbian killers kissed over Stacey's body, with Stasinowsky later saying she wished the passion had gone further.

A psychologist found Parashumti, who drank blood as part of a vampire subculture, had very strong sexual sadistic tendencies and was sexually aroused by physical torture and violence, news agency AAP reports.

Combined with a severe personality disorder, a murder like Stacey's was "almost inevitable''.

The killers made a mobile phone video of the murder scene, laughing and mocking their victim's English accent, and then dumped her body upside down in a wheelie bin in the back shed.

Police found the body when they raided the house several days later.

Shortly before her death, Stacey had telephoned her parents and agreed to come home. When she didn't, her parents called the police.

Stacey's mother, Sophie, shook uncontrollably after the sentencing today as she and her husband Andy said no sentence would ever be long enough for Stacey's killers.

"Though we are glad that this part of the ordeal is over, the pain of losing Stacey will live with us forever,'' they said in a statement read on their behalf by a policeman.

Justice Blaxell recommended Stasinowsky and Parashumti be kept apart in Bandyup prison so as not to encourage their "perverse outlook on life''.

Another occupant of the shared house, 27-year-old David Haynes, was sentenced to two years' jail last year after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact to the murder. He was released on parole on February 15.

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