A daughter and her mother laughed one day before she would stab her to death and throw her head into a neighbor's yard.
Rita Camilleri, 57, was found dead with her body lying in the kitchen of their home in St Clair, western Sydney, around 11:40 PM on Saturday.
Her daughter Jessica, 25, was said to have carried her head on the road before leaving it in the neighbors' front yard. She has been charged with murder.
Friends said the pair & # 39; very close & # 39; and that they were always seen together at home, with no apparent conflict until the screaming match & # 39; late at night.
Rita Camilleri, 57, was found dead with her body in her house and her severed head in the front yard of a neighbor in the street
Her daughter Jessica, 25, was said to have carried her head on the road before leaving it in the neighbors' front yard. She has been charged with murder
& # 39; Jessica has major psychological problems, but Rita has always supported her & # 39 ;, Cathrick Day, Camilleri's friend, told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; They were very close and there were no signs that they did not arrive. It's so sad, I'm devastated. & # 39;
A confused neighbor, who was shocked when he found the police who laid a tarpaulin on evidence in his front yard, said that she & # 39; always together & # 39; and had a parrot they loved.
Jessica's best friend said the young woman had been in psychiatric hospitals and got out, but the mother and daughter seemed good.
& # 39; I saw Jess and her mother the night before, they were good and laughing, & # 39; she said to the Daily telegram.
Police described the scene on Sunday as & # 39; one of the most horrible & # 39; they had once had to endure, with agents who needed help after seeing.
A 25-year-old daughter has been arrested for the suspected murder of her 57-year-old mother
Ms Day, who met Camilleri two years ago because of their mutual love for the Bay City Rollers boy band, said her death was devastating.
& # 39; I felt bad, Rita always writes to me, & # 39; Cathleen Day told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; To add to the sadness, Rita also cared for her petty, petty mother … this is just horrible.
& # 39; She was fun, irreverent and lively. She loved music and was very community oriented. She was in contact with everyone because she was nice. & # 39;
Agents arrived at Mrs. Camilleri's house after neighbors presented a & # 39; violent argument & # 39; had heard in the kitchen between the two women.
Neighbors came to the rescue as the sounds of the argument became more intense before they met the severed head on the lawn.
The daughter was arrested in the front yard of a neighbor's house and taken to St. Mary's police station and later charged with murder.
& # 39; Up there is one of the most significant, most gruesome scenes that the police have been dealing with & # 39 ;, Detective Brett McFadden told reporters.
Mrs. Camilleri would look after a family member of four years old on Saturday evening. He is not the son of the accused woman
Agents arrived on a St. Clair Avenue in western Sydney on Saturday around 11:40 PM after a fight between two women
& # 39; There is no step back from the fact that this was horrible and a significant attack, and the injuries suffered by the victim were extensive.
& # 39; It is a very difficult, challenging, confrontational investigation.
& # 39; We work with the information available to us and work with the family to determine exactly what happened, but this is not something that could be foreseen. & # 39;
Several knives were seized on the spot and are forensically examined.
Mrs Camilleri is said to have parried a four-year-old grandson on Saturday evening. He is not the son of the accused woman.
The little boy sustained a slight head wound and was taken to Westmead Children's Hospital, but has since been released.
& # 39; He is cared for by his family and receives medical help during the day. The family is distraught about what happened, & inspector McFadden said.
Officers interviewed neighbors and investigated the circumstances of the incident.
The daughter was arrested in the front yard and taken to St. Mary's police station, where she stays and is still being interrogated
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