Mitchell was originally from West Moors, Dorset, but she and her family moved
to Australia in 2000. When Stacey was 16-years-old, she ran away from her
family home and moved in with 19-year-old Valerie Parashumti and 21-year-old
Jessica Stasinowksy, who were in a relationship and living in Perth, Australia.
Just eleven days later, Mitchell would be dead.
couple had been a part of the so-called vampire culture and could often be
found drinking one another’s blood, as well as their own. In fact, according to
Stasinowky’s lawyer, they both enjoyed “being sexually aroused by the infliction
of violence.” Stasinowsky had an extremely jealous streak which would soon
prove to be deadly. She developed a hatred for Michell after believing that she
was flirting with Parashumti. Wanting to prove to her girlfriend that Mitchell
meant nothing to her, they decided they would kill her together.
On 18 December,
2006, Mitchell, Parashumti and Stasinowky spent the day drinking whiskey. Then
when the time was right, Parashumti crept up behind Mitchell and smashed her
over the head with a slab of concrete before they strangled her with a dog
chain. It took at least 45 minutes for her to die, but Stasinowsky later told a
prison officer that she wished it had taken longer because they had become
aroused by the blood. The sadistic pair filmed the aftermath of the murder –
they even kissed over her deceased body.
pleaded guilty and were sentenced to 24 years behind bars. Throughout their trial,
they were seen giggling and whispering with each other, showing zero remorse.