The St Clair woman who decapitated her mother in a vicious attack last year has been found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter.
Jessica Camilleri will face a sentencing hearing in February.
A NSW Supreme Court jury found that Ms Camilleri’s “substantial mental impairment” contributed to the incident.
Ms Camilleri decapitated her 57-year-old mother Rita with kitchen knives following an argument at their St Clair Avenue home on July 20 last year.
Throughout her trial the court heard that 27-year-old Ms Camilleri was obsessed with horror movies and had dealt with mental health issues.
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