Trudi Lenon, a convicted murderer who participated in the 'thrill killing' of an autistic teenager in Perth in 2016, has been attacked in prison on New Years Day.
The Australian reports the 43-year-old was taken to hospital with severe burns after fellow prisoners began a brutal attack at Bandyup Women's Prison on Monday.
Lenon was convicted in November 2016, as well as her accomplice Jemma Lilley, 26, for the stabbing murder of autistic teenager Aaron Pajich.
According to court documents, the 18-year-old's body was found in the backyard of Lenon and Lilley's shared home in July 2016. The body was in a shallow grave and covered with concrete and tiles.
At the time Lenon claimed she was only an accessory to the murder, and that Lilley was the mastermind.
A West Australian Supreme Court jury heard Lilley's motive for murder was reportedly that it was her 'life's ambition' to kill someone by the time she was aged 25.
Lilley was allegedly so 'full of herself and euphoric' after committing the murder that she boasted about it to colleagues at work.
Lilley also reportedly left incriminating voice messages to her 'obsequious and sycophantic' accomplice Lenon, talking about how excited she was and was experiencing things 'she had not felt before'.
Lilley and Lenon were found guilty after a series of phone messages were exchanged between the two discussing the murder, which were later shown to the jury.
Lenon is currently in a stable condition at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Perth.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.