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Alleged killer of elderly mum in horrific home invasion depicted himself as weird loner

The alleged killer of a 61-year old mum inside her home portrayed himself as strange loner and cat lover.

Xochil O’Neill, 28, remains in hospital under police guard in a serious condition after he allegedly killed Maud Steenbeek, 61, in her Heidelberg West, Melbourne, home about 8pm on Tuesday.

O’Neill was reportedly critically injured while being apprehended while still inside the beloved yoga teacher’s home. 

Xochil O’Neill, 28, was bashed to within an inch of his life after he was allegedly found inside a murdered woman’s home

Xochil O'Neill portrays himself as a cat lover who appears to have great affection for himself

Xochil O’Neill portrays himself as a cat lover who appears to have great affection for himself

The house in Heidelberg West where a 61-year old woman was allegedly murdered on Tuesday

The house in Heidelberg West where a 61-year old woman was allegedly murdered on Tuesday

Mystery surrounds why O’Neill allegedly entered Ms Steenbeek’s home on Liberty Parade. 

His multiple Facebook profiles paint a picture of a desperately lonely man who outwardly made fun at his own expense. 

Just five years ago, when O’Neill would have been about 23, he posted an event highlighting his ‘First Kiss’. 

The image shows O’Neill kissing a mirror image of himself under the banner “Best kiss ever’.

He further claimed he was in a relationship with himself.  

Another image shows a crying Ralph Wiggum, from an early episode of The Simpsons, wishing everyone a happy Valentines Day. 

Wiggum was famously rejected by Lisa Simpson in a classic episode where the comical loser’s heart is left broken.

Another image shows him with the word ‘BABE’ scribbled on the back of his neck.  

Much of the content contains drug references, with one link suggesting he graduated from ‘Princes Hill Get High School’.

In one post, O’Neill paid tribute to windows. 

One of many bizarre images posted on Facebook by Xochil O'Neill

One of many bizarre images posted on Facebook by Xochil O’Neill

First Kiss: Xochil O'Neill posted a picture of himself kissing a mirror image

First Kiss: Xochil O’Neill posted a picture of himself kissing a mirror image

Xochil O'Neill labels himself a babe in one of many strange Facebook posts

Xochil O’Neill labels himself a babe in one of many strange Facebook posts 

‘I think that windows are the best invention ever and I am so glad that I can see out of mine and not feel the chilly breeze. Thank you Tomas jefferson for inventing windows,’ he wrote.  

As the investigation into Ms Steenbeek’s alleged murder continues, it has been revealed she was on a video call with an overseas relative when the relative noticed a stranger moving behind her. 

The call suddenly cut out and the relative reportedly raised the alarm with the woman’s son.

Police confirmed a man known to the woman rushed to the home where he restrained O’Neill before police arrived.

That same man is also being investigated for destroying a television cameraman’s equipment. 

Xochil O'Neill posted this image on Valentines Day. It shows a sad Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons after he failed to receive a Valentine card

Xochil O’Neill posted this image on Valentines Day. It shows a sad Ralph Wiggum from The Simpsons after he failed to receive a Valentine card

A fresh faced Xochil O'Neill in an image posted on one of his Facebook profiles

A fresh faced Xochil O’Neill in an image posted on one of his Facebook profiles

Detectives spent a full night and most of Wednesday at Ms Steenbeek’s property as forensics experts analysed the property. 

On Thursday, mourners began arriving at her home with flowers and tributes. 

One tribute read: ‘RIP Aunty Maude. ‘Always lives and never forgotten. The boys are safe with us and never forgotten.’

It is understood Ms Steenbeek lived at the property with her two adult sons, whom were unfortunately absent when the attack on their mother occurred. 

A former student of the yoga trainer told Daily Mail Australia she was in shock on hearing about Ms Steenbeek’s bloody demise. 

‘Maud was my yoga teacher many years ago, she was a lovely compassionate woman (who) lived a quiet life,’ she said.  

Ms Steenbeek was a welcome face at the Fawkner Leisure Centre where she conducted her classes for many years. 

Before police arrived neighbours heard loud screams coming from the property.

A witness said an ‘erratic’ man covered in blood left the house a short time later with what appeared to be cuts to his arms.

Police spent Tuesday night at the scene of the alleged aggravated burglary in Liberty Parade, Heidelberg West

Police spent Tuesday night at the scene of the alleged aggravated burglary in Liberty Parade, Heidelberg West

Derectives talk to neighbours across the road from where the alleged murder took place

Derectives talk to neighbours across the road from where the alleged murder took place

She said the man had been running up and down the street earlier that night with a frantic look in his face. 

‘He seemed to be completely off his face,’ the witness told The Herald Sun.

‘We thought he was having an episode you know. Then he was running and we thought ”what the hell?”.

‘He was trying to jump into trees. Then he was hiding under a car.’ 

As the investigation continues, people have flocked to O’Neill’s Facebook page seeking answers to the tragedy. 

‘Dude. Why didn’t you get help?’ one person posted. ‘Why didn’t any of your friends do something when they saw the red flags and warning signs.’ 

Cat Lover: The alleged killer's Facebook page is littered with tributes to his feline friends

Cat Lover: The alleged killer’s Facebook page is littered with tributes to his feline friends

Xochil O'Neill, 28, remains in hospital under police guard

Xochil O’Neill, 28, remains in hospital under police guard 

 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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