Accused had ‘obsession’ with killing
AN accused woman in the murder trial of Rockingham teenager Aaron Pajich was known to have an obsession with killing someone.
Jemma Victoria Lilley (26) appeared with Trudi Clare Lenon (43) on October 2 in the Supreme Court for the murder trial of Aaron Pajich on June 13, 2016.
The court heard Ms Lilley acted on her morbid obsession and would often slip into a character from a book she had written called the Playzone, about fictitious serial killers and killings.
The pair both pleaded not guilty, but Lenon stated she was guilty of being an accessory after the fact.
Crown Prosecutor James McTaggart said Mr Pajich was brutally and violently murdered at the hands of the two accused.
“Either jointly or one aided the other and just a few days later Lilley joked and gloated about it with a work colleague at the Woolworths Palmyra store,” he said.
“She then searched for a newspaper and pointed to a picture of Mr Pajich. She went into detail about the killing and told him ‘it was harder than she thought it would be’.
“She gave details that only the killer could know.
“She had feelings of euphoria after it and texted those feelings to Lenon.
“Mr Pajich died a violent death from sharp force injuries of stab wounds to the neck and chest.”
His body was wrapped in a drop sheet and entombed under a concrete slab with orange/red tiles on it, which appeared out of place in the accused’s backyard.
He said a couch was removed and a large piece of carpet cut out of the living room and then covered with a rug.
Mr McTaggart said the attempts to conceal and clean up after the murder were amateurish.
He said Ms Lenon met Mr Pajich through Kwinana Tafe and he became friends with her 14year-old son.
Mr Pajich was considered to be high on the autism spectrum, making him vulnerable to the influence of others and have younger friends.
Around 9am on the day he was murdered, Aaron got a call from a woman and told his landlady Adrienne Reid her name was Trudi.
Mrs Reid said she overheard a woman saying she wanted to meet with Mr Pajich and Mrs Reid gave him a lift to Rockingham City Shopping Centre.
When he did not return home that night and after unanswered calls and texts, Mrs Reid reported him missing the next day at Kwinana police station.
The state’s case is that he was killed the same day he went back to Ms Lilley’s house.
Ms Lilley’s defence lawyer John Prior said his client did not deny the murder – just her part in it.
He said Ms Lenon was the one who carried it out and that Ms Lilley had been doing gardening in her backyard, not even knowing Mr Pajich was buried there.
Lenon’s lawyer Helen Prince said her client had helped Ms Lilley after the fact, as she felt threatened by Ms Lilley and was afraid for her children if she did not help her. She said Ms Lenon had run out of the room when Ms Lilley allegedly killed Mr Pajich.
Ms Prince said her client was involved with BDSM groups as a submissive and role played sexual fantasies and other fantasies.
The trial continues.
Aaron Pajich. The crime scene where Aaron Pajich’s body was found at an Orelia house.