Convicted Aaron Pajich murderer bashed, burned in prison

Convicted Aaron Pajich murderer bashed, burned in prison

A PERTH mother-of-three who helped murder autistic teenager Aaron Pajich is in hospital after being bashed in prison.

Trudi Lenon (43) is in Fiona Stanley Hospital after being attacked and badly burnt at Bandyup Women’s Prison.

Lenon and supermarket worker Jemma Lilley (26) lured 18-year-old Mr Pajich before stabbing him to death and are awaiting sentencing after they were found guilty of murder by a Supreme Court jury in November.

The women blamed each other for the murder but a jury took less than three hours to find them both guilty after a four-and-a-half week trial in the Supreme Court of WA.

Lenon knew Mr Pajich was a friend of her 13-year-old son and she also went to the same college as him, but Lilley, 26, only met him on the day of his death.

Prosecutors said Lenon, who was the first of the pair to be arrested, lured the avid computer gamer to his death.

She was the last person to phone him and told police she “accidentally” dialled his number before meeting him with Lilley at a shopping centre and driving him to the property.

Lenon said Lilley approached Mr Pajich from behind as he installed video game emulators on her computer, garrotted him until the wire broke then stabbed him three times.

Lilley denied everything, taking the stand for five days last week and claiming chilling exchanges between her and Lenon in the lead-up to the murder were research for a book she was writing.

Jemma Lilley, left, and Trudi Lenon.