Australian woman allegedly beheaded mother in ‘horrific’ crime
The woman’s 25-year-old daughter was arrested in the front garden of a neighbor’s house after allegedly putting her mother’s head on the footpath outside, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.
National broadcaster ABC said the accused woman appeared in Parramatta Bail Court via video link on Sunday, telling the court she needed medical attention.
The woman has been sent to hospital for medical assessment, police confirmed.
She did not apply for bail, ABC added.
Officers said a 4-year-old relative witnessed the incident, and was treated in hospital for a minor head injury before being returned to his family.
Detective Superintendent Brett McFadden said officers who attended the crime scene had been offered professional support.
“This is up there with one of the most significant, most horrific scenes police have to deal with.”