A woman in Australia who allegedly murdered her boyfriend with an axe had reportedly been assaulted by him a year earlier.
Naea Moli, 34, is accused of stabbing 35-year-old Geo Sione several times as he watched a film in the upstairs bedroom of their home in St Marys, Western Sydney.
CCTV footage shows her having a cigarette outside the house before getting in a taxi to St Marys Police Station where she was charged with murder.
Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka said: “She was quite calm, she was lucid, she provided the information and we responded accordingly.”
Geo’s body was found lying on his bed in what police have described as a “horrific” scene.
He was found suffering severe head wounds, reported to be from an axe.
“They had been together for 10 years, they emigrated from New Zealand and they are known to police, DI Pietruszka told ABC News.
“This is a horrific incident, it shows what can happen at its worst regarding domestic violence – we encourage all victims of domestic violence to contact police.”
Detectives have been gathering bags of evidence from the two-floor home, including an axe and blood-stained sheets.
Describing the disturbing sight which greeted officers, Pietruzska went on: “The scene was horrific, that’s the only way it can be described.”
Court documents allege police had recently taken out an apprehended violence order against Moli on behalf of her boyfriend.
ABC News understands Sione was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend around a year before she allegedly murdered him.
Neighbour Tracey, who lives across the road, said: “Waking up and seeing the forensic van still there and police cars and news crews pulling up – it was like, ‘Oh my god, this is so real’.
“As a domestic violence survivor myself, it has left me shaken, shocked – it has hit really close to home.
“It’s very very sad. It just makes you realise that in this day and age you just don’t know what people’s circumstances are, or what happens behind closed doors.”
Moli chose not to apply for bail when she appeared before Penrith Court in a green tracksuit this afternoon.
She remains in jail and will appear in court again in November.