A jealous friend who had taken an extraordinary cocktail of alcohol and drugs when he almost beheaded his girlfriend after a fight over their father's paternity.
Junior Fayiah Carlos, 27, will spend at least 19 years in prison after taking his 19-year-old girlfriend Christine D & Cruz 35 times in the neck, head and upper body on December 30, 2017 in Mandurah, south of Perth , stabbed. .
Earlier that day, Carlos had been drinking bourbon, cask wine, meth, cannabis and sleeping pills.
The couple had a two-year relationship, during which time Mrs. D & # 39; Cruz & # 39; s family indicated that she saw bruises and injuries appear on her body, the ABC.
Junior Fayiah Carlos (right), 27, will spend at least 19 years in prison after stabbing his 19-year-old girlfriend Christine D & # 39; Cruz (left) 35 times in the neck, head and upper body
Two weeks prior to the insane knife attack, the mum had taken a restraining order against Carlos, but nevertheless continued to see him.
On the day of the murder, the West Australian Supreme Court heard an argument between the couple on Tuesday before the father of two took a knife from Mrs. D & Cruz, then lost control and started stabbing her.
He went to sleep and her partially beheaded body was later found under a blanket in the bathroom.
Carlos pleaded guilty of murder.
The court heard that at the time of the murder he had a & # 39; delusional drug disorder & # 39; had.
Two weeks before her death, the mother (pictured with her newborn) had a restraining order against Carlos
Justice Joseph McGrath described the attack as a & # 39; spontaneous act of violence & # 39; where Carlos put D & # 39; Cruz in the most vulnerable part of her body.
& # 39; The stabbing was clearly done with cruelty, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The deceased should have felt safe in her home. & # 39;
Referring to the three victim impact statements from the family of Mrs. D & # 39; Cruz, Justice McGrath said they have expressed sadness that Mrs. D & # 39; Cruz 's child would grow up without her mother.
Justice McGrath said that D & Cruz's father was still looking for his daughter, even though he knew she was dead.
The court heard that Carlos was convicted of attacking a previous partner.
The court heard that Carlos (photo) was convinced that he had attacked a previous partner
He also had a history of mistreatment of Mrs. D & # 39; Cruz.
Prosecutor Craig Astill said the couple's daughter had been rejected by both parents and would one day realize that it was Carlos's fault.
He also said that Carlos had robbed her of realizing her dream of becoming a childcare center and getting a driver's license, reported The West.
Astill revealed that Mrs. D & Cruz's death would not have been immediate and that she would have died knowing that the man she loved was responsible for her death.
Justice McGrath accepted that Carlos was repentant, but also noted that he would run the risk of further violence if he did not receive treatment in prison.
Carlos almost decapitated D & Cruz in Mandurah (photo pictured), south of Perth, on December 30, 2017
Carlos, a refugee from Sierra Leone who came to Perth at the age of 12, kept his head down during most of the procedure.
The publication also reported that he had a difficult upbringing and started using cannabis and methamphetamine when he was 15.
Justice McGrath said the cruelty of the attack showed an intention to kill.
Out of court, an advocate against domestic violence said the family of D & Cruz wanted an investigation into the case.
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