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'Thrill Kill' Women Get Life Behind Bars

Two Perth women have been sentenced to life behind bars over the ‘thrill kill’ of an 18-year-old man who had Asperger's syndrome.

They were sentenced in the Supreme Court of WA on Wednesday.

Aaron Pajich’s body was found buried underneath freshly-poured concrete in an Orelia backyard, south of Perth, in June 2016, a week after he went missing from Rockingham.

Trudi Lenon, 43, and Jemma Lilley, 26, were housemates and had agreed to fulfill Lilley’s desire to claim her first kill, three months before the attack.


^^Jemma Lilley + Trudi Lenon 

Lenon knew Mr Pajich through her 14-year-old son.

Judge Hall said both women shared violent fantasies regarding death and killing, WAtoday reported.


^^Aaron's body was buried underneath this concrete slab

He also added that the killing was callous and thrill-seeking.

"Your motives... were the pitiless pursuit of your own desires," he said.

"You killed for your own pleasure.

"You deliberately chose a victim who was vulnerable ... not much more than a boy really, with a trusting nature.

"It is likely he never suspected what you intended to do to him until it was too late."


^^Chilling texts between Lilley and Lenon

Judge Hall described Mr Pajich’s life as only just beginning

"No sentence no matter how long, could possibly reflect the value of his life," he said.

"This is a very serious case of murder... there are few if any cases in this jurisdiction which are comparable."

The pair will be eligible for parole after 28 years, although Lilley maintains her innocence and intends to lodge an appeal.

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