Lesbian murderers not being separated in jail
Two young lesbian murderers are defying the wishes of a Supreme Court judge in Perth by spending recreational time in prison together, Attorney-General Christian Porter said yesterday.
In March, Judge Peter Blaxell sentenced 21-year-old Jessica Stasinowsky and 19-year-old Valerie Parashumti to life in prison for the wilful murder of teenager Stacey Mitchell.
Their friend of three days was bludgeoned to death and strangled with a chain before the two women kissed over her body and threw it into a wheelie-bin.
Justice Blaxell recommended the two be kept apart in Bandyup women’s prison so as not to encourage their “perverse outlook on life”.
Mr Porter said it appeared the two were making contact during recreational time at the jail, of which inmates have 90 minutes a day on weekdays and six hours on a Sunday.
“I find it highly unsatisfactory,” Mr Porter said.