Ice addict was ‘the walking dead’ when she stabbed boy in Coogee: court

“I was the walking dead.”
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That is how a young woman described feeling the afternoon she chased and stabbed a boy in a Coogee park, while she was drunk and high on ice.

Kyissa Bell, 21, told the Downing Centre District Court on Monday that she used “half an eightball” of ice every day, which cost up to $3000.

The court heard that  Bell injected ice in the toilets at the eastern suburbs park on the afternoon of October 9, 2015.

The boy, whom Bell did not know, was held up against a tree, and she used a flick knife to stab him in the back, missing his spine by two centimetres.

Asked whether she went to the park armed with the knife, she said: “I don’t remember that at all.

“I’d been awake for three to four weeks. I was the walking dead.”

She was on bail for another violent offence at the time of the stabbing, and has been in custody for more than a year.

Bell has pleaded guilty to a charge of reckless wounding in company.

“Having a life of drugs is jail. It’s woken me up. It’s terrible that it had to come to this stage to wake me up,” she said.

“It makes me sick.”

Bell struggled to speak through her tears as Judge Chris Hoy questioned her firmly about the stabbing, and how she planned to change her life.

“I was lost,” she said, crying.

Judge Hoy asked: “How would you feel if [your relatives] got attacked by someone iced up in a park on an afternoon, having a good time with kids? How would you feel?”

“I can’t explain that feeling,” Bell said.

“Does it make you angry?”

“Yeah.”

Bell said she was “very, very sorry”.

“I’ll do anything … you’ll never see me again.”

Judge Hoy told her: “That’s not for me, it’s for you. You and the community – the white community and the Indigenous community.”

The hearing continues. ​

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