A CLEANING who murdered her elderly client by hitting and stabbing her with a walking stick texted her husband about the horror act.
Hanny Papanicolaou jumped the back fence of Majorie Welsh’s Sydney home before beating and stabbing the 92-year-old on January 2, 2019.
An Australian court found the 39-year-old woman guilty of murder in February and recently sentenced her to 22 years in prison, including 15 years without parole.
The court heard the deranged killer send her husband a series of messages after hitting Majorie with her own walking stick and stabbing her with a kitchen knife.
“Please I’m going to die, I think it’s better for me,” read a message.
“You’ll never believe me again, please please. You’ll never believe me again I better die Please take care of the children, I’m sick of this life for a second.
Judge Robertson Wright said the murder was “unplanned and impulsive” and that Papanicolaou was a chronic gambler who intended to rob Majorie when she broke into the property.
He said Papanicolaou spent $430 (£243) on slot machines at a nearby club, just 15 minutes away, before driving to her victim’s home and jumping the fence.
“After parking, Papanicolaou crossed the park and climbed over the back fence of Ms Welsh’s property and into the backyard,” he said.
“The perpetrator also struck Ms Welsh on the head, face, chest and arm with decorative ceramic bowls or plates displayed on the shelves in Ms Welsh’s kitchen.
“Papanicolaou also stabbed Ms. Welsh about six times in the lower chest and abdomen with a knife from the cutlery drawer in the kitchen during part of the attack.”
The 92-year-old was able to activate her alarm chain, after which Papanicolaou was able to flee before the emergency services arrived.
The elderly woman was taken to hospital for emergency surgery but sadly died six weeks later.
During that time, she gave two police interviews at the hospital, in which she referred to her attacker as “Hanny the housekeeper” and detailed the “absolutely horrific” attack.
When asked if she could think of the reason for the attack, Majorie replied, “It would be a peace of mind if I could.”
She added, “There are usually logical reasons for things that happen in this world, but I don’t see any logic in that.”
Judge Wright dismissed claims Papanicolaou was suffering from a major depressive illness at the time of the attack, but said she had some symptoms of anxiety and depression.
“The death was a great human tragedy, especially for her family and for everyone else affected by this sad affair,” he said.
Angela MacLeod, one of Majorie’s two daughters, said her mother is someone who can achieve anything she wants in life.
“Life wasn’t always perfect for mom… but she was strong, intelligent, loving, protective, all those things you want in a mom. We were always very proud of them,” she said.
The judge said Majorie was taken from her girls in ways they thought unthinkable and inexplicable.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5446616/cleaner-beats-woman-to-death-walking-stick-fericious-murder/ The cleaner brutally beat her 92-year-old employer to death with her own walking stick and stabbed her to death in an “extremely gruesome” murder