Jasmine Eveleigh: Woman who murdered boyfriend and cut off his penis pleads not guilty on mental impairment grounds
The court heard earlier that Eveleigh had been seeking medical assistance for her different mental health issues resulting in a 'severe breakdown'
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BRUNSWICK, MELBOURNE: A woman who was accused of murdering two men, including her boyfriend whose penis she cut off, has pleaded not guilty to her crimes on the grounds of mental impairment. The incident took place on May 5 in Melbourne at an apartment complex on Hope St Brunswick, where Jasmine Eveleigh, 44, was charged with murdering Samir Esbeck, 59, and Sarkis Abboud, 61, around 5.20 am.
Eveleigh was understood to have been in a relationship with Esbeck for more than 10 years, according to Daily Mail. She was found later that morning at a tram stop in Carlton covered in blood. The pair died due to the severity of stab wounds inflicted by Eveleigh. In the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday, September 19, the accused, who is being held in the Thomas Embling Hospital, a mental health facility, entered her plea of not guilty after she was read her caution by Magistrate Kieran Gilligan.
The 44-year-old, who was dressed in blue prison garb, will remain behind bars until her next Supreme Court of Victoria hearing in October. The court heard in May that Eveleigh had been seeking medical assistance for her different mental health issues resulting in a 'severe breakdown' in June 2021. If prosecutors contest Eveleigh's mental impairment claims, it would likely result in a separate trial to determine it.
She was allegedly seen wandering the streets of Melbourne in a bra with blood on her feet in CCTV footage. Eveleigh was captured with her shirt wrapped around her left hand moments after the alleged attack. She was also seen running in shoes that were apparently covered in blood across numerous streets and dark alleys. According to the police, Eveleigh left behind a one-mile trail of blood with stains found along several roads and a children's playground.
This is not the first case of such a heinous crime. MEAWW previously reported that 24-year-old Taylor D Schabusiness was charged with the murder of her lover, identified only as a 25-year-old man. His body parts were found scattered at a Green Bay property and in Schabusiness’s vehicle in February. According to a criminal complaint that was made public, officers in Wisconsin discovered a detached head and body parts of a man in scattered locations. Schabusiness was charged with first degree intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third degree sexual assault.
A court commissioner set her bond at $2M cash at a hearing on March 1. A criminal case was filed on February 23, when police discovered the man’s detached head in a bucket. A person living in the victim's home heard a door slam around 2 and 3 am and then discovered the scattered body parts. Dried blood was found on a mattress. The victim was last seen with Schabusiness. Police caught the alleged murderer in her home located in Eastman Avenue. Her clothes were stained with dried blood. “Additional human body parts including legs" were discovered from Schabusiness's vehicle in a crockpot box. The victim’s penis was found in a bucket with a severed head. "Body fluid" and knives were also recovered.