Satanic lesbian launches bid for freedom

A Christchurch grandmother says she has no bitterness toward one of her attackers - a satanic lesbian - who's launched a bid for parole. Photo / Thinkstock
A Christchurch grandmother says she has no bitterness toward one of her attackers - a satanic lesbian - who's launched a bid for parole. Photo / Thinkstock

A Satanic lesbian who repeatedly stabbed a New Zealand granny and left her for dead has launched a bid for freedom.

But her victim today said she held no bitterness towards her attacker.

Christchuch grandmother Dulcie Brooke was 59 when she jumped from behind by two schoolgirls while bushwalking in Noosa National Park on Queensland's Sunshine Coast on June 30, 1998.

Sarah Fotini Bird, 17, and her 18-year-old girlfriend Aleaha Schipper attacked Ms Brook on a trail, beat her with nunchaku and stabbed her 26 times with a kitchen carving knife.

She only survived because a fellow tramper heard her cries for help and she was rushed to hospital.

The two young women, who were lovers, hatched the plan to attack Ms Brook as part of a Satanic plot.

They were sentenced to 11 and 20 years in prison respectively for attempted murder.

Now, Bird has applied for parole, and could soon be freed, news.com.au reported.

Ms Brook, who is now 72 and lives in Christchurch, said she was aware of the move but was "happy" for Bird.

"It comes as no surprise that she has applied for it (parole). I have no problem with it. She has done the time. I am happy for her so long as she goes home to her parents.

"I am not bitter. I would not be where I am today if I carried my bitterness, which I had originally, around with me."

Ms Brook had her throat cut almost from ear to ear in the attack.

The pensioner spent nine days in hospital fighting for her life and suffered damage to her vocal chords.

Schipper was released from prison in 2005 after serving fewer than six years.

Ms Brook said she had forgiven her attackers and hoped to get on with her life.

"I might forgive but I never forget. It happened 13 years ago but it is with me every day. The other girl (Schipper) was released many years ago and that was fair enough. I have to get on with my own life.

"I have been well-supported by a lot of friends. They have helped me a lot. A lot of people don't think I should forgive them, very few people, but that is how I feel.

"I want it all to be finished so I can get on with the final stage of my life."

- APNZ

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