UPDATE: March 13, 2011
Source: Twin's kill threat against sister in court
I've been following the lives of Rachel and Clare Wallmeyer for quite some time, and almost fell over when I came across this story published in Australia's Herald Sun newspaper today:
"Geelong anorexic sister 'tried to kill twin'
By Karen Matthews
"Well-known Geelong anorexic twins, Rachel and Clare Wallmeyer, were in court yesterday with Rachel charged over the attempted murder of her sister.
A Geelong court was told Rachel was allegedly caught in the act of trying to throttle her sister when police arrived at their Grovedale flat at the weekend.
Rachel, 40, of Camira Court, fronted Geelong Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with attempted murder.
She is also charged with recklessly causing injury and unlawful assault.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Peter Beard said police were called to the twins' Camira Court flat about 10.30am on Saturday.
"When they arrived they found Rachel Wallmeyer sitting on top of her sister with both hands tightly around her neck, attempting to throttle her," he said. "Clare's face was blue and Rachel was yelling, 'I'm going to kill you'."
Sgt Beard said police dragged Rachel away but she continued to kick out at her sister while being arrested.
'Both women were extremely intoxicated," he said.
"Both are alcoholics and have an extremely volatile relationship."
Sgt Beard said a 12-month intervention order prohibiting Rachel physically assaulting her sister was taken out by police at Geelong Magistrates' Court on September 7.
He said the main concern of police was the escalating level of violence directed by Rachel towards her sister.
"Police are very concerned for Clare's safety," he said.
The prosecutor said it was likely the attempted murder charge against Rachel would be withdrawn at some stage and replaced by a lesser charge.
Margie Bourke, for Rachel, said no animosity remained between the sisters and suggested any concerns could be addressed by bail conditions that included the women reside at separate addresses.
The lawyer said Rachel suffered from depression connected with anorexia and had ongoing psychological issues regarding alcoholism and the use of prescription drugs.
"The bond between them is very strong and they accept that alcohol is damaging their relationship," Ms Bourke said.
Magistrate Stephen Myall said the risk of re-offending could be adequately dealt with by the imposition of separate residential conditions.
Rachel was granted bail and the matter adjourned to Geelong Magistrates' Court for committal mention on February 2."*
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*Source: Geelong anorexic sister 'tried to kill twin