Willagee stabbing, Perth: Mother allegedly knifed 28 times with a screwdriver in Fremantle in suspected domestic violence incident
The terrifying moment a mother’s desperate cries for help rang out on a suburban street as she was allegedly being stabbed by her ex-partner were recorded on a neighbour’s CCTV.
Bonnie Garlett, 31, screamed as Leon Bropho allegedly stabbed her 28 times with a screwdriver at her Jules Court home in the Fremantle suburb of Willagee early on Friday morning.
Bropho, 33, faced court charged with attempted murder on Saturday and did not apply for bail.
Ms Garlett’s is now recovering in hospital after suffering serious injuries including a punctured lung.
The mother-of-five can be heard repeatedly shouting in the harrowing clip: ‘He’s killing me, he’s killing me. Help me. He’s killing me. Help!’
Bonnie Garlett (pictured), 31, cried out as her ex Leon Bropho allegedly stabbed her 28 times with a screwdriver in Fremantle, Western Australia on Friday morning
Leon Bropho, 33, was charged with attempted murder when he faced court on Saturday. Pictured: WA Police in Jules Court, Wilagee
Her mother, Priscilla Little, described Ms Garlett’s injuries to 9News.
‘One in the neck and one in the lung. With a screwdriver. It was over… 28 stab wounds,’ Ms Little alleged.
According to police reports she was found by emergency services bleeding profusely from several stab wounds at a neighbour’s house and treated at the scene.
Ms Garlett was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where she is still a patient.
She allegedly had a family violence restraining order against Bropho before the alleged incident.
Ms Little spoke to her ‘scared’ daughter an hour before the alleged attack.
She added that her daughter, Ms Garlett, is the ‘strongest most amazing girl’.
Bropho is due to face court again later in October.
According to police reports Ms Garlett was found bleeding from several stab wounds by emergency services at a neighbour’s house. Pictured: WA Police in Jules Court, Wilagee