The people of Bossley Park in Sydney can finally put to rest the brutal murder of Malissa Mayfield in June of 2006. Though her murderer, David Shepherd, is currently serving a 19-year sentence for the crime, his accomplice and de facto wife, Angela Wells, is also finally behind bars. Wells was also the best friend of the strangled victim.
Shepherd had a power over Wells, which he claimed was of a mystical sort.
He was psychic.
The three formed a bond from their interest in the occult. And Shepherd told Mayfield he could use his gift to rid her house of "evil spirits". How could he manage that? Simple: he simply needed to have sex with her and POOF, the bad entities would go away!
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that...
Wells was sentenced to three years, though she will be eligible for parole in only 18 months. Quite a light sentence for someone who lured the victim into a sense of calm over the phone and drove her husband to and from the home on the night of the attack. The tables were turned when Shepherd attacked Wells on June 28, only thirteen days after the crime.
Had any of them really put their psychic powers to good use, they probably would have seen it all coming.