Kardashian trial hears of plan to torture and kill mother

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Limerick District Court.

A MAN who identifies as a woman planned to get a taxi to her mother’s house, overpower her and torture her with a knife, a screwdriver, and boiling water, before killing her, Limerick Circuit Court heard Thursday.

Barbie Kardashian (20) was said to have told social care workers how she planned to immobilise her mother by running at her with a knife and stabbing her before slowly torturing her to death in her home.

A jury of six men and six women heard that that Ms Kardashian was born a male named Gabriel Alejandro Gentile, had changed his name by deed poll, and received a certificate to recognise her female gender.

Details of the torture and murder plan were relayed on what was the second day of Ms Kardashian’s trial on 11 charges of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to others, including seven counts of threatening to kill her mother.

Ms Kardashian, who is diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder, made the alleged threats while a resident at Coovagh House, a secure unit for youths with severe behavioural issues arising from childhood trauma.

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Ms Kardashian outlined her plans to kill her mother during a meeting with her social care workers on September 16, 2020, which had been arranged to discuss a life plan for her, ahead of her proposed release into the community, after she had turned 18.

A statement made to Gardaí by Jaqueline Bourke, a social care manager who attended the meeting, was read into evidence by prosecuting senior counsel John O’Sullivan.

Ms Bourke told Gardaí Ms Kardashian had told her: “If I got into my mother’s house I would run towards her and put the knife into her body and into her genitalia; the thing is, I would want to prolong my mum’s suffering for as long as possible”.

“I would stab her, but not in her heart or neck, I’d want to put her through lots of torture, fear and humiliation.

Social Care expert Orla Ryan, who previously acted as Guardian ad Litem for Ms Kardashian and also attended the meeting, said she became “deeply concerned” after Ms Kardashian spoke at length about her compulsion to murder her mother.

Ms Ryan said that while she believed Ms Kardashian was “intent” on killing her mother, the accused also said she wanted someone to stop her from going to murder her mother, “because she was concerned about going to jail”.

Ms Kardashian has pleaded not guilty to eleven counts of threatening to kill or cause serious harm to her mother, and four counts of threatening to kill her former care worker Michael Mannix.

Mr Mannix gave evidence Wednesday that he was not intimidated by Ms Kardashian, but he said he made a statement to Gardai after the accused had threatened to rape and kill his wife and children.

Several members of Ms Kardashian’s care team agreed with Ms Kardashian’s defence barrister that she would say “shocking things to get attention”.

The trial continues tomorrow (Friday).