A 23-year-old former cheerleader has been found stabbed to death in her Melbourne, Australia, home after going to police about a former co-worker her family says had developed an obsession and stalked her, according to reports.
Celeste Manno and her mother, Aggie, were at their home when the alleged killer broken in through a window and attacked the young woman at about 4 a.m. Monday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
A 35-year-old man later turned himself in to authorities and remains under police guard in a hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the news outlet, which said he has not been charged.
Chilling crime scene photos show blood dripping down a fence outside the suburban home in Mernda, where a dark-colored Peugeot was seen driven off after the crime.
The same car crashed into the police station later, 9news.com reported.
“How could I not protect her?” Manno’s mother could be heard screaming in anguish, 9news.com reported.
Manno’s brothers and