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.
Alena Higgins is the Weekender’s Senior News Reporter, primarily covering courts and Council issues.