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In Court, a Woman is Accused of Severing Her Boyfriend’s Penis
A woman accused of murdering two men in Melbourne and severing her boyfriend’s penis has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental incapacity. Jasmine Eveleigh, 44, was charged with the murders of Samir Esbeck, 59, and Sarkis Abboud, 61, on May 5 at approximately 5.20 a.m. at an apartment complex on Hope St, Brunswick, in Melbourne’s inner north.
On May 5, his girlfriend Jasmine Eveleigh allegedly murdered Samir Esbeck, 59. 7 News Photographer: Channel 7Ms. Eveleigh, who was thought to be in a relationship with Mr. Esbeck, was discovered later that morning drenched in blood at a tram stop in Carlton.
The pair died as a result of stab wounds inflicted by Ms. Eveleigh, according to police. The accused, who is being kept in the Thomas Embling Hospital, a mental health facility, entered a not guilty plea in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday after magistrate Kieran Gilligan read her caution.
Sarkis Abboud, 61, died in May after reportedly being stabbed to death by Jasmine Eveleigh in a Brunswick apartment unit. 7 News Sarkis Abboud, 61, died in May after reportedly being stabbed to death by Jasmine Eveleigh in a Brunswick apartment unit. 7 News Photographer: Channel 7.
At the start of the hearing, defense attorney Domenic Care informed the court that Ms. Eveleigh will plead not guilty due to mental disability. Under Victorian law, mental impairment can be used as a defense if an accused person did not understand the nature of their thoughts and actions and did not recognize that their conduct was morally wrong.
The case has been sent to the Victorian Supreme Court, which will hold directions hearing on October 3. Originally published as Woman charged in the court of chopping off boyfriend’s penis. Before the red carpet is laid out for football’s night of evenings, we take a look back at previous years’ stunners and shockers.