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Woman caught up in love triangle gone wrong reveals bloody fight on her West Meadows Melbourne home

A woman caught up in a bloody battle to the death over an alleged murder gone wrong has recalled the moment she thought she would die.

Silvana Silva and her boyfriend Michael Caposiena were inside their home in West Meadows, north of Melbourne, when Glen Cassidy knocked on the door armed with a revolver.

Cassidy’s wife, Biannca Edmunds, 35, is accused of ordering him to execute Caposiena, the estranged father of their infant son, after he expressed a desire to begin a relationship with the boy.

Biannca Edmunds has been accused of directing her husband Glen Cassidy (both pictured) to kill Michael Caposiena

Biannca Edmunds has been accused of directing her husband Glen Cassidy (both pictured) to kill Michael Caposiena

Biannca Edmunds leaves Victoria's Supreme Court on Wednesday

Biannca Edmunds leaves Victoria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday

Edmunds pleaded not guilty in the High Court of Victoria to her murder.

On Wednesday, the jury heard harrowing testimony from Ms. Silva, who witnessed what allegedly happened on March 12, 2016.

He only had eyes for the gun. She was… she was… she was petrified when I saw the gun, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t… I couldn’t think straight, I couldn’t do anything,” she sobbed.

She told the jury that, for some reason, Mr. Caposiena had opened the home’s security door to her killer despite being so concerned for her well-being that he had armed himself with a large kitchen knife.

The jury was shown gory crime scene video and footage from the aftermath of the pair’s final battle.

Ms. Silva alleged that Cassidy had pushed her partner back and pointed the gun at his head.

While he never saw Mr. Caposiena repeatedly stick the knife into his attacker in his last moments of life, the jury was shown Cassidy’s body lying on the path just outside the house.

He had succumbed to massive blood loss after attempting to pulverize Ms. Silva to death with his empty gun.

I ran to the door to scream for help. I started screaming outside for help and that’s when he also pointed the gun at my head and pulled the trigger,” Silva said.

“It didn’t work because I’m not sure if the gun was fully loaded.”

Biannca Edmunds is accused of ordering a brutal hit on her former partner in an effort to keep him out of their son's life.

Biannca Edmunds is accused of ordering a brutal hit on her former partner in an effort to keep him out of their son’s life.

Crime scene photos shown to the jury included a baseball cap that was found outside, near where Cassidy’s body was found.

It said: ‘The reaper’.

Just up the stairs leading to the front door, a piece of the gun was found inside a flower pot.

The gun had broken into pieces when Cassidy hit it on Ms. Silva’s head.

“He then grabbed my hair and then started pulling my head, hitting my head on a front porch step, hitting my head several times,” she told the jury.

‘The first one was facing the ground, then he turned… then he kept hitting my head on the ground.’

Michael Capiena died after being shot in the head in March 2016

Michael Capiena died after being shot in the head in March 2016

Ms. Silva said that she was only saved by brave neighbors.

Upon freeing herself, Ms. Silva entered and found Mr. Caposiena on the floor with a bullet in his brain.

“I did everything I could to… deliver him alive,” he said.

‘I tried to do CPR, I tried, I tried everything. I screamed and screamed for help.

“I remember saying, ‘Here, get this piece of shit out of my door because I need you guys in here to help me. My Michael is dying.’

The knife that Mr. Caposiena used to stab Cassidy was on the ground next to him.

Silva spent four days in hospital after the attack, which was initially suspected of being her own doing.

The court heard that Cassidy had told neighbors with his dying breath that it was Ms. Silva who had stabbed him.

Silva, 44, had met Caposiena, who was 32 when she died, online in January 2013.

The couple had enjoyed spending weekends together at their West Meadows home in the years before the attack.

Biannca Edmunds pleads not guilty to murder

Biannca Edmunds pleads not guilty to murder

Ms Silva told the court that her partner had been interested in having access to their young son, who was about three years old when his father was killed.

Mr. Caposiena had recently enjoyed six supervised visits with his son and was due in court to apply for unsupervised access.

On Tuesday, the jury heard that Edmunds was determined not to let that happen.

Edmunds is accused of manipulating Cassidy into doing his alleged evil using a deadly mix of scathing abuse and kinky sex.

“If you were a real man and had balls of kings, you would go and deal with this guy,” Edmunds allegedly told Cassidy.

You are a gutless coward. You are not a real man at all.

The jury heard that Edmunds also planned to benefit from his former partner’s death by filing a cruel legal challenge on his estate on behalf of his son.

A court later marked half the value of Capasiena’s estate at $600,000 even though Silva was still alive.

Biannca Edmunds (right) remains free on bail.  She is pictured leaving Victoria's Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Biannca Edmunds (right) remains free on bail. She is pictured leaving Victoria’s Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The jury heard that Edmunds allegedly told multiple people, including members of his own family, that he wanted Capasiena killed.

“I want Michael out of the way, I want him to go away, I wish he would leave us alone and not try to (his son),” he allegedly said.

The court heard that Edmunds had routinely mocked Cassidy for his reluctance to carry out his orders and had allegedly once asked an outlaw biker to carry out the hit.

A map found in Cassidy’s car was allegedly found to have Edmunds’ fingerprint on it.

The DNA found on the gun allegedly also contained traces of his DNA.

The jury heard that Edmunds had bragged about the bungling police investigation after she was interviewed nine months after the murder.

Thank God they didn’t find Glen’s laptop in the garage. They were wrong, Edmunds told his sister.

Police were also unable to extract a series of recorded conversations from Cassidy’s phone, but when they returned to retrieve it a year later, armed with new technology, Edmunds still had it in his possession.

The jury heard that Edmunds was confident that the police would buy an alibi that placed her in Shepparton, in northern Victoria, at the time of the murder.

Cassidy had supposedly sent him a well-worded text message taking full responsibility for what she was about to do.

Crown prosecutor Neill Hutton told the jury that Edmunds had also admitted her new boyfriend, whom she hooked up with shortly after Cassidy was killed.

He had it all planned out perfectly. She knew where to escape. He shouldn’t have even known he was coming,” Edmunds allegedly told his mistress.

“She talked about a map and described it…then she started saying, ‘The police accused me of writing a text message for Glen,’ and said she had to write it because ‘Glen couldn’t spell shit.’

Edmunds’ attorney, John Kelly, SC, told the jury his client denied all allegations against him and said he could explain how his fingerprint and DNA were allegedly found on incriminating items.

The trial continues.

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