A jealous boyfriend Carlos Junior Fayiah, who had taken an overdose cocktail of alcohol and drugs when he almost decapitated his girlfriend after an argument about the paternity of their child has been jailed.
Junior Fayiah Carlos, 27, will definitely spend 19 years in jail after stabbing his 19-year-old girlfriend Christine D’Cruz 35 times in the neck, head, and upper body in Mandurah, south of Perth on December 30, 2017.
In the earlier hour of that day, Carlos had consumed bourbon, cask wine, Metaphone, cannabis, and sleeping pills.
The pair had been in a two-year relationship, during which time Ms. D’Cruz’s family reported seeing bruises and injuries appear on her body.
Two weeks prior to the frenzied knife attack, the mum-of-one had taken out a restraining order against Carlos but continued seeing him regardless.
On the day of the murder, the West Australian Supreme Court heard on Tuesday an argument between the couple ensued before the father-of-two took a knife from Ms D’Cruz then lost control and started stabbing her.
He went to sleep and her partially decapitated body was later found covered in a blanket in the bathroom.
Carlos pleaded guilty to murder.
The court heard he had a ‘substance-induced delusional disorder’ at the time of the killing.
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Carlos, a refugee from Sierra Leone who came to Perth at the age of 12, kept his head down during most of the proceedings.
The publication also reported he had a troubled upbringing and started using cannabis and methamphetamine when he was 15years of age
Justice McGrath said the brutality of the attack showed an intent to kill.
Outdoor of the court, an advocate against domestic violence said Ms. D’Cruz’s family wanted an inquisition into the matter.