Woman accused of murdering mother pleads not guilty

Forensic crews on the scene of the murder at St Clair last year. Photo: Megan Dunn
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Jessica Camilleri, the woman accused of beheading her mother in St Clair last year, has formally pleaded not guilty to her murder.

The 26-year-old appeared before the Supreme Court on Friday where she was arraigned and reportedly argued for a judge-only trial.

It comes after Camilleri allegedly decapitated her 57-year-old mother Rita with kitchen knives following an argument at their St Clair Avenue home on July 20.

A pre-trial hearing to determine whether the trial will be conducted in front of a jury will take place at the Supreme Court next month.

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