She was found not guilty of manslaughter, seven years after Katherine Abdallah fatally stabbed her cousin Suzie Sarkis inside her Sydney home.
After a judge found Ms Abdullah not guilty of manslaughter following the stabbing at Brighton Le Sands in 2013, the family of Ms Sarkis screamed in court.
When she heard the decision, Ms Abdallah sobbed uncontrollably in the dock inside the NSW Supreme Court. It was the third trial that she had faced in response to the death of her cousin.
She had pleaded ‘not guilty’ to murder, arguing that she was acting in self-defense.
Ms Sarkis’ sister screamed “not guilty? You killed my sister”.
She then left with a family that was clearly upset.
Without saying a word, Ms Abdallah left the proceedings, overwhelmed after learning she was a free woman.