The 37-year-old partner of Emmerich Lasakar has been charged with her murder.
The 35-year-old mother-of-two was allegedly fatally attacked by Steven Dean in the family’s Kewdale home on Monday, April 17.
Dean was arrested about 8.30pm on Monday after crashing his car in St James, 45 minutes after Emmerich was found inside the home with significant injuries.
Emergency services administered first aid to Emmerich before taking her to Royal Perth Hospital, where she later died.
❤️SHE MATTERS: REMEMBERING EMMERICH LASAKER!❤️
This is 35-year-old Emmerich Lasakar. On Monday, Emmerich was stabbed to death in her home at Kewdale, WA. Her partner is in custody. Emmerich is the 18th woman killed in 2023 & the fifth woman killed in 14 days across Australia. pic.twitter.com/zyae2dgNXq
— Sherele Moody (Femicide Researcher) 🌈 (@ShereleMoody) April 19, 2023
Dean appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday via a bedside hearing from Royal Perth Hospital, where he has remained under police guard since his arrest.
As reported by WAtoday, Dean’s lawyer, Darrel Ryan, requested an adjournment for legal advice, and asked that his client undergo a psychiatric assessment. Dean will next appear in court on April 27.
Dean has also been charged with attempted aggravated armed robbery, aggravated home burglary and commit and reckless driving in relation to other incidents which are alleged to have occurred the same evening.
WA Police Commissioner Col Blanch revealed Emmerich’s two children called triple-zero after their mother was allegedly fatally injured.
“You can only imagine the horror that was encountered by them,” Blanch said, per the ABC.
“Certainly as police commissioner in WA I’m horrified every time I hear about these deaths.”
The two children, aged 10 and 15, are being cared for by family members.
Emmerich Lasakar is the fifth woman to be killed in April alone in Australia.
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