Terrifying video has emerged of the moment a young woman strolls into a suburban 7-Eleven with an axe and then hacks into two customers waiting to be served.
CCTV footage shows the bloody rampage second by second as it takes place inside the 7-Eleven at Enmore, in Sydney's inner west, in the early hours of Saturday morning.
It is 2.19am and a blonde 24-year-old strolls casually into the store carrying an axe.
She is wearing black shorts, a dark singlet top, black sandshoes and, in her right hand, a long-handled black and red axe.
The 7-Eleven, which sits at the rear of a service station on busy Stanmore Road, is lit up and has a customer waiting at the cash register.
Sharon Hacker, 43, who has distinctive long coloured dreadlocks is paying for milk.
After strolling in, the young woman who police later allege is Evie Amati, transfers the axe to her left hand and disappears down the first aisle of the shop.
At the cash register, Ms Hacker fiddles with her handbag and at 2.19:56 a second customer, Benjamin Rimmer emerges from an aisle with a meat pie to stand in line behind Ms Hacker.
Mr Rimmer, 32, appears to smile and gesture at someone outside the CCTV lens.
At 12 seconds past 2.20am, the young woman walks into view. She holds the head of the axe in both hands, with its long handle protruding to her left, and has what appears to be a knife in her back pocket.
Covered in tattoos, her blonde hair thick and matted, the woman chats casually for several seconds with Mr Rimmer, who at one point touches the axe and appears to make a joke.
2.20:42am: The automatic door of the shop slides open and Ms Hacker turns to leave with her purchases.
2.20:44am: The woman swings the axe and brings it down on Mr Rimmer's head. He collapses backwards across the shop floor.
2.20:48am: The woman brings the axe down on the back of Ms Hacker's head and she collapses through the door as the woman swings the axe again and brings it down.
2.20:50am: The woman steps over Ms Hacker and strides out onto the bitumen parking bays and away.
Mr Rimmer and Ms Hacker reel from the attacks with Ms Hacker just outside the door and Mr Rimmer sitting inside stunned, with his head in his hands.
2.21:02 Mr Rimmer stands up while outside Ms Hacker tries to get herself together.
2.21:20: Ms Hacker has managed to stand up and then stagger back in to the shop. Mr Rimmer appears back in view, standing with bloodied hands and then half collapses to the floor which is spattered with blood.
As police and paramedics are called to the bloody scene at the 7-Eleven, bystander Nathan Wood says he chases the axe-wielding woman down the street until she allegedly swings the axe again at the person behind Mr Wood.
Police converge on Stanmore Road and a short time later a police dog allegedly finds Ms Amati lying in the front yard of a property along the road.
Police claim to find an axe nearby. Police arrest and handcuff her and she is taken to St Vincent's Hospital for assessment, and later transferred to a cell.
Ms Hacker and Mr Rimmer are both taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital to be treated.
Ms Hacker later describes the terrifying attack which left her with a skull fracture, and Mr Rimmer with more serious head injuries.
"She just came with full force and swung and struck the man across the face," Ms Hacker told Network Ten.
"Then [she] turned immediately around to me and again, with both hands, came through and struck me with the axe in the back of the head.
"And then as I was falling forward, (she) came in again and came down and struck me again.
"His face was completely opened up and bleeding profusely," Ms Hacker said. "I'm just very lucky that I have very thick dreadlocks."
Evie Amati did not apply for bail and it was formally refused when she faced Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday over the alleged axe attacks.
Charged with intentionally causing grievous bodily harm, Ms Amati has been remanded in custody to face court again on Thursday.
Ms Amati asked the court that she be supplied with the type of medication commonly taken by person changing gender from male to female.
She asked that she be supplied with the oestrogen booster Progynova, and Spractin, a testosterone suppressor.