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Teenage killer Jamie Lee Dolehguy previously tried to harm social workers


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A teenager who choked to death a man she met online had previously threatened to hurt her full-time carers. 

Jamie Lee Dolheguy, 20, of Sunbury in Victoria, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Maulin Rathod in July 2018 amid claims he died in a depraved sex game gone wrong.

The Supreme Court of Victoria has heard Dolheguy had been housed with the Department of Health and Human Services since she was a 10-year old and required 24-hour a day care. 

Jamie Lee Dolheguy, 20, of Sunbury has pleaded not guilty to murdering Maulin Rathod in July 2018 amid claims he died in a depraved sex game gone wrong.

Maulin Rathod had only just met Jamie Lee Dolheguy when she killed him in what she claims was a sex game gone wrong

 Maulin Rathod had only just met Jamie Lee Dolheguy when she killed him in what she claims was a sex game gone wrong

The house where Jamie Lee Dolheguy allegedly murdered Maulin Rathod by choking him to death

The house where Jamie Lee Dolheguy allegedly murdered Maulin Rathod by choking him to death

The jury heard on Thursday that while the deeply disturbed teen had frequently self-harmed, she had also previously discussed hurting those who had cared for her.  

Multiple social workers told the jury on Thursday that Dolheguy required the most intensive care they had ever seen. 

She had been under the care of two full-time carers, whom would take turns to remain awake during the night, up until four months before she killed Mr Rathod. 

Less than six months earlier, during the Christmas holidays, carers were forced to use bolt cutters to free Dolheguy after she had attempted suicide. 

It was one of several disturbing self-harm incidents throughout the period, the court heard. 

Yet a DHHS decision to cease her 24-hour a day care was approved, which saw Dolheguy reduced to ‘outreach’ care, which restricted her access to one-on-one carers to about eight hours a day at most. 

Social workers had been trying to get the disturbed teen to live independently in the community and partake in normal activities such as dance classes. 

They were oblivious she had signed-on for an online dating site, which would lead to shocking consequences. 

The jury heard Dolheguy had a friendly rapport with the local police, whom she called immediately after strangling Mr Rathod with electrical cord. 

An audio recording of an officer who took her call was played to the court. 

The recording indicated Dolheguy had made full admissions to the crime. 

When police arrived at Dolheguy’s home, they found her victim dead on her bed. 

In her first day of trial on Wednesday, the jury heard she had searched online for ways to ‘kill and get away with it’ in the hours before the alleged murder. 

Dolheguy had never met her 24-year old victim when she killed him. 

Jamie Lee Dolheguy is led into the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday. She had pleaded not guilty to murder amid claims she was involved in a sex game gone wrong

Jamie Lee Dolheguy is led into the Supreme Court of Victoria on Wednesday. She had pleaded not guilty to murder amid claims she was involved in a sex game gone wrong

The jury has heard there was no dispute the then 18-year old had killed Mr Rathod, but whether she intended to kill him. 

Mr Rathod had made the mistake of contacting Dolheguy through a dating app called ‘Plenty of Fish’. 

Dolheguy’s profile stated it was her first time dating and she was ‘not without flaws’. 

The teenager claimed she had a borderline personality disorder and suicidal tendencies. 

She further claimed she had two ‘extreme fetishes’, including ‘bondage and discipline’ and being ‘gang raped against her will’.

On the night Mr Rathod would die, Dolheguy had been angry that she did not have access to her medications.  

The court heard she had been abusive to her social workers when Mr Rathod made contact. 

‘Let’s hang. Are you keen?’ he asked. 

Jamie Lee Dolheguy was into cosplay, choking and gang bangs. She has been charged with the murder of a man she met online

Jamie Lee Dolheguy was into cosplay, choking and gang bangs. She has been charged with the murder of a man she met online 

Dolheguy told him she was and gave him her address. 

‘I’ll put on my favourite perfume,’ she texted him. 

In the hours before he arrived,  prosecutor Patrick Bourke said Dolheguy put her murderous plan into play. 

She Googled ‘I’m going to kill someone tonight for fun’ before clicking on a link titled `10 Steps For Committing A Murder And Get Away With It’. 

When Mr Rathod arrived, she asked him to ‘go slow’. 

The court heard she was dressed up in cosplay as they chatted in her bedroom. 

Mr Bourke said whatever happened next was only known from what Dolheguy told police herself when interviewed. 

She told police she warned Mr Rathod she had ‘psychopathic tendencies’ and ‘wasn’t safe’. 

The pair discussed ‘choke play’ before deciding on a signal to indicate he was not comfortable. 

The supposed signal was a simple ‘tap’.

Dolheguy then told police she choked her hapless victim, who proceeded to kick and swing his arms about. 

‘It’ll be okay,’ she whispered to him, telling him to tap. 

Eventually he stopped moving altogether. 

It was then that she wrapped a cord around his neck and pulled even tighter before choking him with another cord. 

‘So he wouldn’t wake up,’ she told police. 

She then called the Sunbury police station, telling an officer: ‘I think I killed someone … it feels so good. I don’t want to be a killer.’

Maulin Rathod applied to a depraved online ad posted by his eventual killer. He supposedly allowed himself to be choked in a sex game that went very wrong

Maulin Rathod applied to a depraved online ad posted by his eventual killer. He supposedly allowed himself to be choked in a sex game that went very wrong

Jamie Lee Dolheguy, 20, of Sunbury has pleaded not guilty to murdering Maulin Rathod in July 2018 amid claims he died in a depraved sex game gone wrong.

Jamie Lee Dolheguy, 20, of Sunbury has pleaded not guilty to murdering Maulin Rathod in July 2018 amid claims he died in a depraved sex game gone wrong.

While paramedics were able to resuscitate Mr Rathod, he died a day later after life support was pulled. 

Mr Bourke said Dolheguy later told detectives she had ‘intended to kill him’. 

‘She killed him because she wanted to,’ he said. ‘It was her desire … she acted on her desire to kill him.’

Mr Bourke claimed Dolheguy ignored her victim’s taps and struggles and murdered him. 

Dolheguy’s barrister Sharon Lacy agreed her client had killed Mr Rathod, but said the jury would be satisfied it was unintentional. 

‘She’s a very damaged person,’ she said. ‘With complex needs.’

Ms Lacy said Dolheguy had been neglected as a child and had been cared for by the state since she was a 10-year old. 

She told the court her client had told police she was mentally unstable on the night of the alleged murder. 

‘It’s  like a warzone with myself,’ she told police. ‘I was hoping he would run away … call the police.”

Ms Lacy said Dolheguy told police her mind was at war within itself. 

‘Arguments, warzone, panic. It’s like chaos,’ Dolheguy told detectives. 

‘Can you be satisfied she had the state of mind required for murder,’ Ms Lacy asked. 

The trial continues. 

 

 

 

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