Housemate killer s old charges dropped
Jessica Stasinowsky. Picture: File

Jessica Stasinowsky, one of the notorious killers of Perth teenager Stacey Mitchell, has appeared in court on decade-old transport charges.Stasinowsky, who is serving a life jail term with a minimum of 24 years for murdering the 16-year-old housemate with her female lover Valerie Parashumti in 2006, appeared via videolink from Greenough Prison.

Wearing a yellow uniform, she nodded when asked if she understood that the 20 charges against her dating back to 2003 were being dismissed.

The Perth Magistrate's Court was told the Public Transport Authority no longer wished to continue with the offences which pre-dated the murder that landed her behind bars.The charges included 18 counts of travelling on public transport without a valid ticket, one count of consuming drink or food on a conveyance, and one count of smoking in or on a facility where smoking is prohibited.Stacey Mitchell's murder was described as one of the most shocking in WA's history, with the pair callously concealing their young victim's body in a bin.Stasinowsky, who was aged 21 at the time of the murder, later failed in an appeal bid to reduce her minimum time behind bars.Parashumti has hit headlines since her jailing for attempting to escape from jail.She had been moved to a separate prison from Stasinowsky after outrage about the pair being in contact in the same facility.

The West Australian

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