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Wannabe Serial Killer Targeted Autistic Teen For Heinous 'Thrill Kill'

The woman apparently had a stash of weapons, tools and items that reflected a sadistic obsession with murder and torture. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
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An Australian woman is behind bars for what's being called a "thrill kill." According to the New York Post, 26-year-old Jemma Lilley was obsessed with serial killers her entire life. With an accomplice, she murdered 18-year-old Aaron Pajich, who reportedly suffered from Asperger's Syndrome.

Lilley apparently had grand ideas of becoming a notorious serial killer in her own right. Although she worked at a supermarket in Perth, the British native apparently had a stash of weapons, tools and items that reflected a sadistic obsession with murder and torture. She was obsessed with murder at a young age and even wrote a novel about a serial killer called "SOS," an homage to the "Son of Sam" David Berkowitz, that her family found disturbing. “I always felt on edge with her. I always felt unnerved by her," said her stepmother. “She always had an obsession with serial killers as a teenager but she said it was a way of venting her frustration.”

On June 13, 2016 Lilley and her roommate, 43-year-old Trudi Lennon, found a victim in Pajich. Pajich (seen above) was a friend of Lennon's son. They crept up behind him and pinned the teen down. Lilley stabbed him repeatedly and the duo then wrapped his body in plastic. Eventually, they dug a shallow grave and buried him in their backyard. As The Sun reports, the two women shared happy texts following the incident. “I am seeing things I haven’t seen before and feeling things I haven’t felt before," texted Lilley. “It is incredibly empowering. Thank you.” Lennon (seen below) replied,  “You are welcome, SOS.”

The case came to light when the next day, Lilley accidentally confessed her crime to a coworker. Although she tried to joke it off, he went to the police. Authorities searched the home and found disturbing items like bone saws and hydrochloric acid. The women were initially planning on using the acid on the victim.

During the trial, jurors heard that Lenon had fallen in love with Lilley. They called each other pet names like "Corvina" and "SOS" and their fantasies of murder fueled them. In November, 2017, a jury found both women guilty of murder. “They have taken an innocent boy from his loved ones,” the victim's mother said. “He was full of life, he loved life. They can rot for all I care … lifetime, no parole. They don’t deserve the air they breathe in.”

The women will be sentenced on February, 23, 2018.

[Photo: Personal photo]

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