According to reports, a British woman was obsessed with killing someone to cross off an item on her “bucket list”.
On Wednesday, Jemma Lilley was convicted of murder for killing Aaron Pajich, an 18-year-old austic teen in Western Austrialia in June of last year, satisfying her urge to commit murder before her 25th birthday, the Independent reported.
The 18-year-old was strangled, stabbed to death and then buried beneath a sloppily-tiled section of freshly-laid concrete in the backyard of a home owned by 26-year-old, according to The Australian.
According to prosecutors, the 26-year-old was so “full of herself and euphoric” after committing the crime, she boasted about her murderous activities to a work colleague.
The British born woman, who moved to Australia six years prior, as described as “disturbed”, having a fixation with serial killers.
Lilley wrote a book called “SOS” assuming the identity of the main character, a killer in the storyline, prosecutors said.
“The book was a big problem with me. At the beginning I was, ‘Fair enough you want to write a horror story’, but I didn’t like the contents of it,” her stepmother Nina Lilley told The Times in the UK.
“She had always had an obsession with serial killers but she said it was a way of venting her frustration of what happened when she was a child.”
Jemma Lilley and Trudi Lenon, the 43-year-old accomplice who was convicted with her, baited Pajich to the Perth home, murdering him in a tarp-covered room with the windows blacked out. During the five-week trial, both women shifted the blame on each other.
In a text message sent to Lenon by Lilley just hours after the murder, “I am seeing things I haven’t seen before, and feeling things I haven’t felt before. It is incredibly empowering, these images — thank you.”
Lenon answered, “You are welcome SOS.”
Jury deliberation took just under three hours before returning to the courtroom with a guilty verdict. The two women are awaiting sentencing.
The victim’s mother, Sharon told reports, “They’re just disgusting animals.”