The sister of a Sydney woman who beheaded her mother told a court that she would never forgive her

Jessica Camilleri was convicted of manslaughter last year after seeing her mother Rita repeatedly in the kitchen of her home in St. Clair had stabbed

In one study, the 27-year-old was found to be in a fit of anger and at that point was affected by several mental disorders

Her sister Kristy Torrisi fought back tears today as she told a court about the fear, pain, depression and anger she experiences after her mother was taken by her own sister’s “selfish hands”

“She was killed and slaughtered as if she were nothing,” Ms. Torrisi said of a trial in the NSW Supreme Court

Ms. Torrisi said Jessica had been repeatedly offered help from family and professionals, but it was her own decision to decline that help that brought her to court

“She had a heart of gold and always put others in front of her, including Jessica,” said Ms. Torrisi

“Not a day goes by without thinking about my mom’s infectious smile, cheeky giggle, or wishing her name came back on my phone”

Rita Camillilli’s sister Mary Hill told the court that Rita’s “unconditional love” for her daughter was “remarkable”

Ms. Hill also said that until more funds were available for mental health services, the courts would see more “tragic cases”

“I pray that Jess will get the help she needs so that Rita can rest in peace, knowing that her daughter is being looked after by a system that will fail her”

Rita Camilleri’s niece Stephanie Cook also said the family had been disappointed with a poor mental health system

“Jessica scares me. I dread the day I’ll look at her again without her being behind bars”

Camilleri’s attorney Nathan Steel said she had shown remorse, including in a letter to her family

She wrote: “It didn’t hit me at first, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks, like a mountain

Mr. Steel also pointed to Camillini’s immediate confessions to the police on the night of the murder, saying that she had made an “extraordinarily frank report” that was contrary to her own interests

The court previously heard that Camilleri initially accused her mother of first attacking, but later abandoned that version of events, admitting that she was the attacker

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