Evie Amati trial: Axe attacker was on ‘feel-good’ drug, court hearsOctober 21, 2018
ACCUSED axe attacker Evie Amati was on an emotionally bonding “feel-good” drug when she allegedly struck a 7-Eleven customer in the face with an axe blow that could have killed him, a court has been told.
The trial of Evie Amati heard on Thursday that the accused, then aged 24, had consumed alcohol, cannabis and MDA, a drug that “is euphoric” and “makes people feel good”.
Ms Amati is charged with six offences including two of causing wounding or grievous bodily harm with intent to murder and one of attempting to do so at the Enmore 7-Eleven around 2.20am on January 7, 2017.
Dr Chopra said Mr Rimmer, 33, was admitted to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on the morning of the attack with “massive trauma” to his face.
Mr Rimmer, who had fractures to his eye socket, and nasal and cheek bones, underwent five hours of reconstructive surgery at RPA.
“A millimetre or two above [would have had] significant consequences, potentially life threatening,” Dr Chopra said.
Intensive care paramedic Megan Coolahan gave evidence saying that tests on Ms Amati after she had been handcuffed and taken into custody showed “she wasn’t unconscious”.
Ms Coolahan said Ms Amati was lying on a stretcher in the back of an ambulance handcuffed and she “appeared unconscious”.
When they reached St Vincents Hospital, Ms Coolahan said she had observed Ms Amati sit bolt upright, pull out her airway tube and become “quite agitated”.
Asked by Mr Waterhouse if she could tell Ms Amati’s state of mind, Ms Coolahan said she couldn’t.
“Yes, she did buy an axe on December 3. And she bought the axe on December 3 to get rid of a couch that couldn’t be got out by the size of the door,” he said.
When Evie Amati entered a 7-Eleven in Sydney’s inner west holding an axe and listening to her favourite metal song, people assumed she had left a costume party.It was just after 2am on January 7, 2017 and she had held the axe by her side as she walke…