A 26 year old, pretty normal looking woman (go to the link), got up to something rather abnormal in a Brisbane outer suburb last year:
So far, so bizarre. But was this a completely abnormal bit of behaviour over which she felt deep shame the next day? Seems unlikely:
The court was last month told Arnold had been drinking at a Friday the 13th party at Bellbowrie when she and three others decided to conduct a mock satanic ritual.
Documents tendered to the court last month stated the group drove to a property on Moggill Road, Pinjarra Hills and stole the goat, which was grazing at the front of the property.
They then broke into the church, which was under construction but close to opening, and dragged the animal to a raised platform where they slaughtered it.
Of course, solicitors sometimes have to put the best spin they can on acts which are very hard to spin:
The goat's head was later found by police in the freezer of Arnold's home, along with a camera containing photos of members of the group with the head.
A newspaper clipping reporting the incident was also found on top of the fridge.
Her punishment: 2 years probation, no conviction recorded. Has to consent to psychiatric treatment (although for what it is not clear.)
Arnold's solicitor John Jacob said his client suffered from an alcohol addiction but psychiatric reports indicated she did not have a "macabre predisposition" to commit violent offences.
"There is nothing in Ms Arnold's personal background or her psychological character that makes her any more likely to be involved in offences of this nature," he told the court.
"(But) when she drinks alcohol she makes poor decisions."
Warning: all young men in Brisbane looking for a date. Study the photo at the link. Commit it to memory. Remember just how poor her decision making can be.
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