The disturbing phone call between the police and a murderous father, just after he stabbed his student to the medical student, was revealed.
Convicted drug trader Petrit Lekaj, 49, strangled and stabbed Sabrina Lekaj, 20, eight times in her white Mercedes-Benz on her way to Hungry Jack’s in Adelaide in July last year.
The Supreme Court of South Australia released audio-recorded audio from the police on Thursday as they attempted to track down Lekaj when officers received reports that his daughter had been stabbed.
‘Friend, can you tell me what happened? Maybe we can reach your daughter and help her, “an officer can hear: 7News reports.
Project developer Petrit Lekaj (left) killed his 20-year-old daughter Sabrina (right) last year
“No, she’s gone … she’s gone,” Lekaj replies.
The court heard the father pack a 15 cm kitchen knife to drive his daughter to get food, with plans to confront her with her parties and recreational drug use.
Lekaj said he only intended to scare her, but he snarled when the 20-year-old said she wasn’t worried about the “sacrifices he had made to give her a better life.”
In a spooky police interview recorded at a mental health institution, Lekaj confessed that he had murdered his only daughter.
When asked why Sabrina was found with stab wounds all over her torso, the father of two whispered, “I did them.”
“I started doing the first one, I was sitting in the first (driver’s) seat,” he said in the interview.
When asked how Sabrina got stab wounds all over her torso, the father of two whispered: “I did them”
“I just got stuck … she kicked, kicked the door and the window. And then I go to the back of the car … and did the rest. “
When he finally dropped the knife, the father of two said he put his hand on her mouth and strangled her.
After Sabrina stopped wrestling, he turned the knife on herself.
Lekaj was found next to his daughter with a serious stomach wound 250 meters from the family’s suburban home in Kidman Park.
He was treated at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
“I wish I wasn’t … I wish I … I wish I wasn’t there,” he stammered.
“It is unspeakable to think what I did, I did it.”
Lekaj pleaded guilty of murder in August and will be sentenced next week.
During a hearing on Wednesday, his lawyer said that the father could not explain his actions Advertiser reported.
The court heard that Sabrina had partyed the night before with friends at Dog and Duck nightclub on Hindley Street, where she took cocaine, ecstasy and Xanax.
Lekaj, a famous member of the Albanian community of the city, was found alongside his daughter (photo) with a serious abdominal injury and was treated at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
Pictured: the crime scene in Adelaide where Sabrina was brutally murdered in July 2019
She told her parents that she had been drinking cocaine.
Her mother Romina Lekaj told the police that Sabrina’s behavior had changed, she had lost weight, had no money and would not stick to the curfew.
Prosecutors said that the police had visited the family home earlier that day to investigate driving problems and discovered that her car was damaged.
Sabrina initially denied that she used drugs, but the police drove her to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for tests after her father insisted she was “gone.”
Officers told her parents that “everyone was fine and nobody was seriously injured” in driving behavior before her father took her to get fast food just before 7.30 p.m.
Lekaj, a well-known member of the Albanian community of Adelaide, took a 15-centimeter knife with him when he was driving his daughter to get food, the court heard.
Mrs. Lekaj (photo) was remembered as a good friend and top student. She was hired at the University of South Australia, where she studied both classical piano playing and medical imaging
While he was standing still in her car, a birthday present from him, he confronted her about her party life and recreational drug use.
He claimed that she “threw her life away” and she answered that she “didn’t care” or “gave it a shot,” the judge told him.
Lekaj took the knife to “scare” his daughter – but he pulled out of his pants and stabbed her in the belly while she looked out the passenger window, the court was told.
Mrs. Lekaj woke up at 10 p.m. and realized that they were missing.
After several failed attempts to contact him, her 24-year-old husband answered the phone in distress.
“Call the police, call the police, I’m sorry,” he said.
“I have done something terrible, I have done something terrible.”
Pictured: Mrs. Lekaj (center) on her 18th birthday with her father (left) and mother Romina (right)
Romina Lekaj is pictured with her 24-year-old husband, Petrit Lekaj. Romina did not go to court on Wednesday
Prosecutor Melissa Wilkinson told the hearing about the convictions: “He told the police that he believed his daughter was throwing her life away and the accused responded by taking her violently from her.
“It’s hard to exaggerate how deeply disturbing it is that a father armed himself with a knife, even to frighten his daughter, and then in such ordinary or everyday circumstances his behavior escalates … to murder.”
Romina and her 12-year-old brother Pyrrhus did not go to court on Wednesday.
Defense lawyer Ben Sale said the judge should take into account that Lekaj immediately admitted that he had killed the ‘eyeball’.
In December an antecedents report with details about the criminal history of Lekaj was presented by prosecutors and released to The advertiser by Justice Trish Kelly.
According to the publication, the Lekaj drug-related offense dates back to August 1996, when he was imprisoned for his involvement in the sale of a controlled substance.
The year before, he was found unanimously guilty of selling heroin, according to district court reports.
The 49-year-old spent at least two years in prison after his minimum non-conditional release of two and a half years was shortened by six months.
The 20-year-old was found dead in her Mercedes-Benz sedan on the outskirts of the Kidman Park family park in Adelaide on July 21. Pictured: the funeral of Sabrina Lekaj
In 2007, Lekaj was convicted and fined $ 200 for possession of cannabis. He was also hit with a $ 100 fine for not storing ammunition in a sealed container, according to the antecedents’ report.
Two years later, the father was fined $ 900 in September 2009 after growing more than a prescribed number of cannabis plants and owning drug equipment.
Sabrina was remembered as a close friend and top student who had finished high school with a score of 99.35.
“I can’t believe I’m writing this. My beautiful Sabrina. Incredibly talented pianist, high performer and queen of dark humor. I love you. Forever in our hearts, “wrote a friend after her death.
Sabrina went to the Nazareth Catholic College in Adelaide, where she graduated in 2016 with a leading score in biology and religious studies.
She was hired at the University of South Australia, where she studied both classical piano playing and medical imaging.