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Periphery mentioned in trial of woman accused of attacking three people with an axe

Posted by on July 9, 2018

Evie Amati, 26, is currently on trial for allegedly attacking three people with an ax at a 7-11 at Enmore in inner Sydney, Australia back in January, 2017. While all three victims have survived, the Australian news outlet ABC.net.au has reported Crown prosecutor Daniel MacMahon’s opening case statement somehow linked her actions with Periphery’s music. He stated how Amati listened to the Periphery song “Flatline” before the attack and described the track having “some pretty dark themes.”

The report continued to address the woman’s so-called struggles with gender dysphoria, depression, mental illness, having fantasies of killing herself and others, and more. Amati has also supposedly messaged a friend an hour before the incident stating, “most people deserve to die, I hate people, one day I am going to kill a lot of people.” She also addressed her hatred towards humans on her Facebook account.

Amati’s lawyer, Charles Watersheet informed the jury that she’s innocent by reason of her history with mental illness. This isn’t a first time a band’s music got wrapped in a violent case and sadly, it won’t be the last.

Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb noticed this trial and made a valid point via Twitter, stating:

 

“It’s 2018 and lawyers still find it relevant to mention what kind of music a would-be murderer listened to beforehand. A couple more pertinent questions: favorite Seinfeld episode? Favorite food? MJ or LeBron? Star Wars or LOTR? Apple Music or Spotify? Favorite Golden Girl?”

It’s 2018 and lawyers still find it relevant to mention what kind of music a would-be murderer listened to beforehand. A couple more pertinent questions: favorite Seinfeld episode? Favorite food? MJ or LeBron? Star Wars or LOTR? Apple Music or Spotify? Favorite Golden Girl? https://t.co/XjsYcYGbS1

[via ThePrp]

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