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Stacey 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.

The young 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.

They both 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.