34-year-old Naea Moli is facing murder charges after she allegedly bludgeoned her partner of 10 years to death in St Marys on Sunday.
Police allege she used an axe to inflict “severe head wounds” on 35-year-old Geo Sione, whilst he was lying in bed inside their Sydney Street townhouse.
Following his death, CCTV footage has revealed Ms Moli had a cigarette outside the block before getting into a taxi and heading to St Marys Police Station where she turned herself in.
Nepean Crime Manager Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka described Ms Moli’s demeanor as “calm” as she detailed the incident to police.
Following extensive questioning, officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended the home about 12.30pm where they were confronted with the horrific scene.
A crime scene was established and examined by forensic officers with detectives launching an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
She was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.
Nepean Crime Manager Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka said the incident was disturbing for the investigators involved.
“The scene was horrific, it’s the only way it can be described and it’s obviously quite horrendous to walk into,” he said.
“It’s something you don’t get used to but you have a job to do.
“It shows what can happen at its worst regarding domestic violence.
“We will continue to work with victims of domestic violence as best we can and encourage them to work with agencies and police.”
Detective Inspector Pietruszka confirmed that the pair had a history with police.
It is understood an AVO application was in the works of being taken out against Ms Moli.
She fronted Penrith Local Court on Monday where she was refused bail.
Police continue to investigate the motive behind her actions.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.