One of the first officers to get to the scene saw a mallet hammer lying on the bed, he then asked her what had happened:
“I asked if she knew what had happened, a sobbing Liyanage said she did not know and could not remember and that the hummer belonged to her husband".The jury at the Supreme Court of Western Australia heard how the defendant was at breaking point and had become fed up of her "controlling" husband.
She had told police how he was physically violent, forced her to engage in sexual acts and controlled her finances and kept tabs on where she went.
Her lawyer George Giudice said his client was a
“Sleep-deprived, anxious, trapped and battered woman, that she was made to model for her husband in front of a camera, sometimes for hours on end.She was also fed up of being coerced her into threesome with other women, including a 17-year old girl with whom the Sri Lankan couple were having an affair. It got to a stage that she was no longer prepared to put up with his behaviour, he added".Liyanage pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband, also a doctor, with a hammer. The trial, set down for three weeks, continues.
Source: UK Mirror